Lorraine (Fenske) Schulz passed away on May 16, 2019, at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls one month shy of her 93rd birthday.
Lorraine Eunice was born June 17, 1926, on a small Aurdal Township farm to William and Selma (Haave) Fenske. Lorraine attended Country School District 66 through sixth grade. She graduated from Fergus Falls Senior High School as a proud member of the National Honor Society. Lorraine grew up in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Friberg where she was baptized, confirmed, and married.
Lorraine and Walter W. Schulz were married on September 9, 1945. After their marriage, the couple purchased Walt’s parents’ farm in Fergus Falls Township, where they resided over 45 years. Lorraine worked side-by-side with Walt running a dairy farm, establishing a construction business, and raising two children, Karalyn and Tim. Lorraine also worked at Rosenblatt’s and Bunny Bread Bakery to help realize her dream of Karalyn and Tim getting a college education.
Lorraine was very artistic and creative as evidenced by her glass painting, ceramics, crafting, rosemaling, quilting, tailoring, and furniture restoration. Lorraine was a long-term Fergus 4-H Club leader and received the “Outstanding West Otter Tail County 4-H Leader” award. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren as they grew up.
Lorraine, a woman of faith, was an active member of Trinity Lutheran church including 18 years teaching Sunday School. In the 1970s, she and Walt were founding members of Hope Lutheran Church, where she was very active in Women of Hope and the quilting group.
Lorraine is survived by: daughter Karalyn (Gary) Harrington of Battle Lake, son Tim (Wendy) Schulz of Lafayette; grandchildren Mark (Kelly) Harrington of Inver Grove Heights; Chad (fiancé Sam) Harrington of Eagan; Sara (Garth) Saul of Prior Lake, and Laura (Kyle) Dalquist of Lafayette; great grandchildren Nathaniel Verduzco, Camden Harrington, Keegan Saul, Kinley Saul, William Dalquist, and Lane Dalquist.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Walt, who died on August 8, 1990, one month shy of their 45th wedding anniversary; her infant son, Richard; her parents; her in-laws, William and Emelia (Schroeder) Schulz; three brothers-in-law, George Schulz, Ray Beske, Willard Beske; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Schulz, Marion Beske, and Alice Beske; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins.
Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Reverend Ali Haugerud
Internment: Knollwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fergus Falls, MN
Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com