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Lorraine Anderson

November 23, 1930 — March 5, 2014

Lorraine I. Anderson, 83, of Duluth, passed peacefully on March 5, 2014 and went to heaven to join beloved husband James "Jim" Anderson, son Timothy "Tim" Anderson and great granddaughter Emmy Schwab. Lorraine was born in Duluth to Hilding and Sigrid Johnson on November 23, 1930, graduated from Duluth Central in 1949, married her high school sweetheart Jim and they shared 55 wonderful years together. She was a dedicated home maker and stay at home mom to Donna, Nancy and Tim. She and Jim loved to golf, travel with friends and she absolutely loved their cabin at Caribou Lake. She was well known for her generosity and caring nature and always had a smile for everyone she met. She was so thoughtful, she loved to write a card just to keep in touch or to remember special occasions. She loved to play cards, catch up with phone calls to family and friends, go out to eat, go shopping, to the movies, go for walks and visit her numerous friends. Lorraine's best times were with family, she was best friends with both her daughters, adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved being "Grandma Lorraine" and "GG." Lorraine was a member of Kenwood Lutheran Church, a past member of Gloria Dei, attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Hats, 55 Plus, 49'ers group and AARP. Along with Jim, Tim, and Emmy, she was also preceded in death by her parents and 6 of her siblings; Frances, Helmer, Sigward, Warner, Richard, and James. She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Tom) Frisk, Nancy (Doug) Carlson; grandchildren, Lorene (Denny) Schwab and Kal Rautanen; great grandchild, Lily Mae Schwab, step grandchildren Jammie (Michael) Anick, Jason (Missy) Carlson, Mike (Heather) Frisk, Joe (Jara) Frisk, and step great grandchildren, Hayden, Hunter, Ella and Ava Anick, Halle and Wyatt Carlson, Max and Gwendolyn Frisk, honorary granddaughter Reba (Chris Grant) Buczynski. Also survived by her brothers Don (Joyce) Johnson and Rod (Ann) Johnson, sister in law Elsie Johnson, brother in law Dick (Jean) Anderson, and many nieces and nephews. Lorraine was also blessed with many close friends and her special cat Buttons. Lorraine was the first to say she lived a wonderful life. She was a truly lovely woman inside and out who will be deeply missed. If you wish, donations can be made to American Heart Association, Parkinson's Research, March of Dimes. Visitation 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9th at Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home, 3208 West 3rd St. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday in Kenwood Lutheran Church. 324 West Cleveland St. Pastor Jeffrey Holter officiating. Luncheon to follow. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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