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Published September 26, 2013, 12:00 AM

Lorraine Iona Hanson

Forman, 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.

Lorraine Iona Zirnhelt

Forman, 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.

Lorraine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Altar Society and had taught religion classes. She also belonged to the Forman Lioness Club, the 59’ers Homemakers club and had been a 4-H leader. She loved flower gardening and spending winters in Texas.

Lorraine passed away Monday, September 23, 2013 at Four Seasons Healthcare Center in Forman at the age of 89.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Donald Zirnhelt; five children: Donna (Alan) Brakke, Sandy (Kim) Rasmussen, Mike (Cheryl) Zirnhelt, Linda (Tim) Strahm, Dan (Sherry) Zirnhelt; 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters: Adeline Kollath and her twin sister, Leona Eklund; a brother, Alden Hanson; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 - St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Forman.

Visitation: 6-7:30 Friday at the church - 7:30 p.m. vigil service.

Arrangements: Price Funeral Chapel, Forman, ND.

Website: www.pricefuneralchapel.net.

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