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Lorraine Holmberg, of Braham, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Elmhurst Commons in Braham.  She was 98 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1/2 hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 am at the church.

INURNMENT will be at a future date in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations and other restrictions regarding gatherings, FACE MASKS will be MANDATORY at the services for Lorraine. Please be aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will all help protect everyone.  The Memorial Service will be live streamed and can be viewed by visiting the Braham Lutheran facebook page to watch the service live at 10:00 am on Thursday or anytime after. Online condolences can be made for those who cannot attend. Thank you for understanding during this difficult time.

Lorraine Imogene (Hegstrom) Holmberg, of Braham, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Elmhurst Commons in Braham. She was 98 years old.

Lorraine was born May 12, 1922 to Victor and Agda (Nelson) Hegstrom in Pine County, Minnesota. She was baptized, confirmed and married in the Pine Grove church in rural Pine City. Lorraine attended Lincoln Country School, District 15 and graduated from Pine City High School in 1939. After graduating, she worked in the auditor’s office in the courthouse in Pine City until she married Reynold Holmberg. They were married for 72 years and raised seven children. They lived in Benson, Rush City, Pine City, and moved to Braham in 1947. They lived there until moving into Elmhurst Commons.

While living in Braham, Lorraine worked in the lunch program at Braham Schools for fifteen years and was the superintendent’s secretary for fourteen years.

Lorraine was very involved in activities at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was in a women’s serving circle and spent a lot of time cooking and serving meals at the church. She was also involved in the Altar Guild. After Lorraine and her husband Reynold retired, they delivered Meals on Wheels and helped with the bloodmobile.

Lorraine loved to sew, cook, bake pies, bowl and do fancy stitching. She bowled for 47 years and was the Minnesota State Champion one year. She loved working in her flower garden. It was lovely enough that a number of wedding photos were taken in her garden.

Pie Day in Braham was a treasured event for Lorraine. She spent many hours helping to make pies. She would also try out many different recipes to enter in the pie contest. She was the winner of the first contest. She didn’t know she had won until friends started calling to congratulate her. It had been announced on the local radio. It was a big surprise to Lorraine to hear about it through her friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Agda Hegstrom; husband Reynold Holmberg; two daughters, Phyllis Moller and Mary Jane Severson; grandson Christopher Olson; three brothers, Harold, who died in infancy, Kenneth and Marvin Hegstrom; and sister Mildred France.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Judy (Dennis) of Braham, Karen, of Bigfork MT, Lyle (Rita), of Madison, CT, Rick ( Becky) of Fargo, ND and Tim ( Barb) of Cambridge; one sister-in-law Carole Skalicky of Blaine; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great- grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

10 thoughts on “LORRAINE I. HOLMBERG”

  1. Condolences to the Holmberg family on their loss. Lorraine was a very caring and thoughtful person. I had great admiration for Lorraine and she had a profound effect on my life and career.

  2. To the Holmberg family, We dearly loved both of your parents and had so much fun being with them thru the years. They both will be forever missed. They both were model parents and someone to follow in their ways of life.
    Due to this pandemic, and our illness, we were unable to get to see Lorraine , but thought of her every day. God be with you all.

  3. We have fond memories of Lorianne from school and the community. What a wonderful role model for all of us. Both sets of parents, the Nelsons and Downings, were lifelong friends with Lorianne and Reynold. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, she will be missed.

    Marlene and Darwin Nelson

  4. We send all the Holmberg family our prayers and sympathy as you grieve the loss of your dear mother, grandmother, and friend. We certainly heard lots of wonderful stories of her famous pies! We have a few pictures of our grandchildren Zach and Amelia in her beautiful flower garden. What a wonderful legacy she leaves with her family and community. Love and prayers, Peggy & Hank Moller

  5. Lorraine was truly a Braham legacy and she will be missed!
    She always had a smile and a kind word.
    We are all so fortunate to have known her.

  6. Our most heartfelt condolences to the Holmberg Family with the loss of Lorraine. She was such a fine example of a wonderful person. She seemed to always be relaxed, easy going and so respectful of everyone. She will be so missed by everyone who knew her.

  7. Our deepest sympathy wishes to Lorraine’s family; I had a lot of fun times bowling with Lorraine.
    Our community will truly miss seeing her smiling face and kind heart. May God Bless !

  8. Dear Children of Lorraine,
    The memorial service for you Mom was so beautiful. You captured the love and the fun and the heartache that only can be captured by kids growing up under the same roof with a loving Mom. Your parents were so special. I always felt “seen” and comforted in their presence. May her memory be forever blessed.

  9. She was my second mom for many years while growing up in Braham…when I came back from Montana I would always make sure to stop and see her.. she was so loved and will never be forgotten… Deepest sympathy to the family..

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