Lorraine Iona HansonForman, ND: Lorraine Iona Hanson was born October 30, 1923 northeast of Gwinner, ND to Alfred and Elida (Johnson) Hanson. She attended Willey Township #4, Gwinner Elementary School and graduated from Gwinner High School in 1942.
On November 12, 1945, Lorraine married Donald George Zirnhelt. They lived west of Forman for three years before purchasing their home farm in Dunbar Township in 1948. In addition to raising her children, Lorraine assisted Don with all aspects of the farm.