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Lorraine Halvorson

Lorraine Halvorson, 76 of Newfolden, MN passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2024 at Thief River Care Center, Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral for Lorraine will be held 2:00 PM on Monday, July 8, 2024 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Newfolden, MN with pastor Ollie Urdahl officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Lorraine “Rene” Josephine Arnould was born May 31, 1948 daughter of Camille and Winifred (Evans) Arnould at Fort William, Ontario Canada. She was raised in Rainy River Ontario Canada and attended school there until she was 16 years old. She moved to Winnipeg Manitoba to be with her sister. She and several of her friends went to France to study. When she returned to Winnipeg met and married Rudy Gerling, and to this union two sons were born Rudy Jr. and Raynold.

In 1991 she moved to Thief River Falls and attended Northland Technical College and received a degree in sales and marketing.

On May 6, 1996 she was united in marriage to Robert Halvorson in Thief River Falls and gained 2 sons and a daughter Kyle, Keegan and Kayla. The couple made their
home near Newfolden. She loved the children and most of her life she worked as a Para in the public Schools in the area but spent her last several years at the Viking public

Lorraine enjoyed baking, bringing baked goods to the school for the staff and students. She also enjoyed picking berries in the forest, flower gardening, going on walks, fishing for many years on the Lake of the Woods and Canada.

Lorraine is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Halvorson of Newfolden, MN; son Rudy (Sarah) Gerling Jr. of Niagara, Ontario Canada, Kyle (Kimberly) Halvorson of Park River, ND, Keegan (Christina) Halvorson of Argyle, MN and Kayla (Jon) Leader of Newfolden, MN; grandchildren Katelynn, Gavinn, Hannah, Joshua, Tameka, Adrian, Elijah, Zaiven, Drew, Harper and Rhett; great-grandchildren Rylan, Oaklyn, Grady, Wrenley; sister Camie Mitchell of Libeu, Manitoba; Canadian nieces and nephews Bill (Tara) Mitchell, Colinda Mitchell, Ella Mitchell; father and mother-in-law Harris (RaeAnn) Halvorson. Brothers and Sister’s-in-law Davin (Baryth Halvorson), Jodie (Gene) Holthuson, Tammy (Scott) Magner, Julie (Ed) Gronwald, Nancy (Dave) Kragness, Danni
(Candy) Halvorson and Alicia Baker. And so many nieces and nephews /great nieces and nephews and friends in Minnesota and Canada that are too numerous to mention!

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, son Raynold, brother Victor, brothers-in-law Ken Mitchell, Mark Halvorson, mother-in-law Loretta Halvorson.

Condolences may be sent at johnsonfuneralservice.com