Lorraine Brevik JohnsonLorraine Brevik Johnson, 92, of Twin Valley, MN died Friday, October 04, 2013 in Twin Valley Living Center, Twin Valley.
Lorraine Victoria Brevik was born May 20, 1921 the daughter of Henry and Cora (Hanson) Brevik in Twin Valley where she was raised and attended school, graduating from Twin Valley High School with the class of 1939. After graduation, Lorraine attended NDSU, graduating with a degree in Home Economics in 1943. For a time, Lorraine lived in New York with her sister, Ivy where they both helped with the war effort packing parachutes during WWII. Upon her return home, she attended North Dakota School of Agriculture where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1947. Following her schooling, Lorraine taught in the Cooperstown High School for two years and Fertile for one year, where she substituted for her sister, Ivy, teaching music. She also taught in Portland, ND for two years. Lorraine spent most of her teaching career in the Hendrum High School, teaching Home Economics for over 30 years. After her retirement in the late 1980's, Lorraine was recognized as a volunteer at the Lutheran Memorial Nursing Home with over 2,500 hours of volunteer service. Over the years, Lorraine enjoyed traveling to Maine spending time at her sister's cabin. On March 30, 1989 Lorraine was united in marriage to Robert "R.D." Johnson. A little more than one year after their marriage Bob died suddenly on June, 29 of 1990. Lorraine continued to live in their home until becoming a resident of the Twin Valley Living Center in November of 2010.