Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
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.
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