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Lorraine Hendershot, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, March 29,2017 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 89 years old.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12:00 Noon – 2:30 p.m. at the home of Paul and Colleen Telander, 2183 – 260 Avenue, Mora, MN.  Please bring a dish to share and a lawn or folding chair.  We plan to have a short time to share fun stories and memories.  Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice or the charity of your choice. 

INURNMENT was at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Lorraine H. Hendershot, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 89 years old.

Lorraine Harriet Hendershot, daughter of John and Evelyn (Ramgren) Telander, was born February 7, 1928, at Mora, Minnesota. She first attended country school and Mora High School, worked a year in Mora, and then attended Augsburg College, graduating in 1949 with a B.A. degree in English.

Lorraine married Alfred “Pete” Hendershot, who had finished his service in WWII and had joined the Army Reserves. Their first child, Mark, was born before Pete was recalled to duty at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. After Pete’s furlough at home that winter, Lorraine and baby Mark joined Pete where they lived in Lorton, Virginia, for most of a year until his service ended.

Back home in Mora their second child, Colleen, was born. This was before Lorraine’s teaching career began. With the help of loving family members, Lorraine accepted an English teaching position at McGrath, Minnesota. At the end of her second year at McGrath, Reid was born. She then began twenty-nine years teaching at Hinckley High School. During that time Erin was born.

Lorraine was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the Kanabec County Art Association. From childhood Lorraine loved to draw and paint but spent most free time with her family. Besides caring for a large vegetable garden, they enjoyed many camping, sight-seeing and fishing trips, plus many family gatherings.

Much later, preparing for retirement, Lorraine studied at many art workshops, many from the U of M. She also enjoyed art classes at Cambridge Community College and taught many community education classes herself. Her accumulated credits would have qualified her for a high school art teaching position.

Lorraine was preceded in death by husband, Pete, son, Mark, daughter, Erin; parents; daughter-in-law, Becky; sisters-in-law, Mitzi, Anna, Harriet, Irene; brothers-in-law Ronald, Archie, Jr.; half-sisters Lillian Cook (Kenneth), Viola (Hjalmer) Amundson, Margaret (Ray) Roberts, and half-brother Lawrence (Hazel); brothers Clayton, Erven (Hazel), Harlan and Wyman; sister Vivian (Clarence) Olson.

She is survived by her children, Colleen Hendershot and Reid (Gail) Hendershot; grandchildren Alayne (Tim) Torgeson and great-granddaughter, Marisa; Laurel, Andrea and Beth Hendershot; step-granddaughter Amber (Tim) Kosel and step great-grandsons, Tyler & Ryan Kosel; brothers Kenneth (Dorothy), John (Lou), Jim (Lani); sister-in-law Milly, brother-in-law Steve, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice or the charity of your choice.


8 thoughts on “LORRAINE H. HENDERSHOT”

  1. What a smart, wonderful women she was, very nice tribute to her. May she rest in peace, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. You were a great mentor in life, Lorraine — in life in general and in the art of watercolor. It was a delight and honor to have known you.

  3. Colleen and family. I just heard of your mom’s passing today. My heart hurts. She truly was a wonderful lady and I treasure the pictures she gave me and having gotten to know her again these past years. She was a very special lady and a great teacher!!

  4. I am honored to say I taught with Lorraine. She was my mentor when I first came to Hinckley and a dear friend during those years. I am blessed to have known her.

  5. We taught with Lorraine in Hinckley. The words to describe her were “kind and patient, always a lady”. Her process in teaching and with her co-workers revolved around respect. Lorraine required that the job be well done, something she also required of herself. Good job, Lorraine, you got an “A”. Sandy and Gary Hinds

  6. When I came to teach I took her PE classes and she was so happy as she did not care to teach them. After that we had a great friendship. She taught all my kids and they learned so much. She was a great teacher and a wonderful friend. When I was in rehab I saw her each day and we had such good visits. Loved all her paintings. My prayers are with the family.

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