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Lorraine Schroeder

Lorraine B. Schroeder, age 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington, ND.

Lorraine Frederickson was born on December 29, 1922 at her parent’s farm near Kensal, ND to Sophus and Christina (Hansen). She was the youngest of fourteen children. Both of her parents were deceased by the time she was a teenager, so she and her sister, Clara, moved into Kensal to work and attend school. Lorraine graduated from Kensal High School in 1940.

Upon graduation, she attended Mayville State Teachers College where she received her teaching certificate. She taught one year near Eldridge and one year in Rolling Prairie Township. In 1943 Lorraine joined the US Navy where she was stationed in the Bronx, NY, Cedar Falls, IA and Great Lakes, IL. She stayed on after WWII to help with the discharge of soldiers.

Following her time in the Navy she moved back to the area and started working at a bank in Jamestown. While waiting for a bus to take her from Carrington to Jamestown, she met Clarence Schroeder. On October 11, 1947, Lorraine and Clarence were united in marriage at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Bordulac. Lorraine worked beside Clarence on the farm. She milked cows, drove the combine and truck, planted a big garden, tended to her flowers all while raising her family and caring for her mother-in-law.

A highlight of Lorraine’s life, besides her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was the opportunity to participate in the North Dakota Roughrider Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2011.

Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing and baking. Her rhubarb dessert was a favorite of many. It gave her great joy to share her hobbies with others. She was truly a nurturer and caregiver.

Lorraine was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Carrington. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir there for many years. Lorraine was a member of the Kelley Creek Homemakers, the Hospital Auxiliary, and was a 4-H leader for ten years. In addition, she was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion.

She was a loving spouse, wonderful mother, caring grandmother and an adoring great-grandmother. Lorraine was a living example of Christian ideals. Her friendship, love and life will be forever treasured by the lives she touched.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Hauge, Fairhope, AL, Mary (Dennis) Swanson, Carrington, ND; one granddaughter Kaycee (Jason) Green, Northglenn, CO; four grandsons, Shane (Elizabeth) Hauge, Fairhope, AL, Michael (Christina) Swanson, Oreland, PA, Matthew (Ashley) Swanson, Leeds, ND and Ryan (Emily) Swanson, Wheat Ridge, CO; and 6 great-grandchildren, Dominic and Quinn Hauge, Atticus, Ada, Brecken and Bridger Swanson and another great-grandson due in May.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents; husband Clarence; twin daughters Jean and Jane; daughter Carol; five brothers; and eight sisters.

Please don’t be sad- I have lived a good long life which I am thankful for. ~Lorraine Schroeder

Visitation: will be Friday, 9:00AM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service: will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:30AM at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Burial: will be at the Carrington Cemetery at a later date.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My sympathy to all of Lorraine’s family. She was such a kind, gracious and caring person. May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow knowing she is now with her Heavenly Father.

  2. Lorraine was such a kind, loving neighbor to my parents, Ralph and Arlys Harmon. Her wonderful baked goods and her sunny disposition were so welcome. Thinking of you all as you mourn her loss.

  3. Auntie Raine you will never be forgotten. Prayers go out to Linda and Mary, also the rest of the family.

    Would have loved to be there but health doesn’t allow it. Rest in peace with your daughters and Uncle Chips.

  4. Lorraine was one amazing lady. I loved visiting with her. She always had homemade cookies on hand and they were always delicious. She will be missed by many people. Bless you dear friend.

  5. I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Lorraine was a great woman and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Linda and Mary, my condolences to you and your families in the loss of your mom. What a beautiful obituary tribute to your mom, and I loved her quote at the end of it. Thinking of you.

  7. Lorraine will definitely be missed by many. Any time I would greet her I would receive a huge smile and sometimes a hug. She was so fun (and easy) to visit with. God’s Blessings to you all and may the memories bring you peace in the days ahead.

  8. Lorraine always had a smile on her face. Soft spoken, a gentle soul, a sweetheart. It’s not easy losing a parent. Talk to her with your heart and mind, because that’s where she will always be. Celebrate a life well lived. Take comfort in her rest and peace even though you miss her terribly. God bless you all, God bless Lorraine.

  9. So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed visiting with her when my mom, Theresa Stickel, and I came to see her at her place in Carrington. What a wonderful lady. We would like to attend the funeral on Sat but alot depends on weather.

  10. What a sweet lady! She was always smiling and so pleasant to visit with. We had a lot in common. Lorraine and I are the same age, she was the the youngest of 14 children and I have 14 children. She will be missed very much.

  11. Always a very kind person… her quote at the end is reflecting of that, trying to comfort everyone else. Sympathy and prayers to family and friends

  12. I very much enjoyed visiting Lorraine on hair day at Golden Acres. Her smile when she entered the room could brighten anyone’s day! I loved hearing her talk about her youth, time in the Navy, raising her family and the grandchildren, with a grand daughter just recently named after her! May all your memories of Lorraine bring you comfort and the joy of having had her in your life.

  13. Lorraine was one of the nicest, kindest person I have known. I was very lucky to have her as my aunt!

  14. My dear aunt Lorraine. Always my favorite aunt. We have planned to be there but the roads are very bad in both South Dakota and North Dakota. So sorry for you, Mary and Linda. So hard to lose mom I know. I will really miss seeing her. We had so many laughs with her the last few years. My last living aunt. I’ll cherish having her as an aunt forever. Many memories growing up with my favorite aunt and uncle.

  15. Lorraine was one of the kindest lady I’ve known, she always had a smile and hug for you. May your memories be your comfort.

  16. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Lorraine was such a sweet lady. May your memories comfort you.

  17. Thinking of you all. What a well written summary of her life! Living away from Carrington, I miss out on visiting the elders. Thank you for taking such good care of them as evidenced by Lorraine. Sending blessings and hugs.

  18. We express our deepest sympathy to the families of Lorraine. She was a very caring,loving and kind aunt. She was the best aunt a niece could have. We will miss the visits and hugs of Lorraine. Our prayers for you and your family. May St. Peter greet you with open arms. Heaven’s gate awaits you. We love you very much, rest in peace.

  19. My sympathy goes out to your whole family. I enjoyed Lorraine in the Diabetes Support Group and other community gatherings. May memories of good times and God comfort you.

  20. Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Lorraine was such a wonderful person. Here is Jerry’s memory of her. Lorraine was like one of the Pedersen’s family. In 1942-1943, she taught at Rolling Prairie School, living with my aunt and uncle, Inger and Charlie Hutchinson. Also living with them in 1942-1943 were my sisters, Janice and Judy, because of our father’s illness in Minnesota. Two of her sisters were married to my uncles, Emelia to Albert Pedersen and Gladys to Earl Liddle, so she was often included in Pedersen get togethers.

  21. While working at the nursing home this summer, my granddaughter, Taylor Kutz enjoyed spending time with Lorraine. She even visited her occasionally on her days off . Lorraine even gave Taylor a birthday card and wrote how she didn’t want Taylor to go to college but knew she had to go. Such a kind and loving lady she was.


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