ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
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.