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home : obituaries : obituaries July 26, 2017

4/12/2017 10:18:00 AM
Lorraine Mattie (Andersen) Dickson
b. Oct. 8, 1921 d. April 3, 2017

Lorraine Mattie (Andersen) Dickson, age 95, of Boy River passed away April 3, 2017 at Maplewoods Assisted Living. Lorraine was born in Fairmont North Dakota on October 8, 1921. She married Virgil Dickson in August 1939. They raised their family on a small farm on the Island in Boy Lake Township, where she lived for 64 years until December of 2016.

Lorraine and Virgil were founding members of Zion Lutheran Church in Boy River where she was an active member serving as treasurer. She continued to be active in the church long after she was unable to physically attend church. Lorraine was the Longville School Secretary for 19 years and a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She spent many decades raising her children, from the 40's through the 70's. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, crocheting, making quilts and gifts for her family, reading, puzzles and her bookkeeping up until her last days. She enjoyed mowing her "acre" of lawn and gardening well into her 80's.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Virgil in 1985 and two sons Darry in 2007 and Denny in 2011, three sisters, Doris, Audrey and Florence and 2 nephews, Mike and Bob. She is survived by one brother; Ray Andersen of Chicago, IL, four children; Debby Sepin of Boy River, Denise (Larry) Daigle of Cohasset, Dory Fundaun of Grand Rapids and Doug (Brenda) Dickson of Boy River, 16 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great- Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A life well lived, she will be greatly missed.

Services were held April 6, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Boy River.

Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home of Deer River, Minnesota.

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