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Lorraine Beckman, 84

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Lorraine Bernice Beckman, 84, Moorhead, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, in Bethany on University, Fargo, ND.

Lorraine was born December 28, 1928, to Carl and Elsie (Abbe) Woker in Steele County, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Meriden. She attended school in Owatonna, graduating from high school in 1946. After graduating, she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone for several years.

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In 1949, Lorraine was united in marriage to Kenneth Beckman in Owatonna. They were blessed with three daughters and she was a homemaker while her children were growing up. They moved to Alexandria in 1964 and became members of Zion Lutheran Church.

She worked as a teacher's aide at Washington School for more than 20 years. She was active in Zion's Altar Guild and Evening Guild. She also volunteered in the Douglas County Hospital gift shop.

Lorraine enjoyed bowling, watching Twins baseball, and cooking and baking for her family. Her grandchildren were special to her. Kenneth passed away in 2004, and in 2008 she moved to Moorhead to be near family.

Lorraine is survived by her three daughters, Jolene Beckman (Fred) Sternhagen, Moorhead, Brenda Beckman (Michael Studer), St. Louis Park, and Barbara Beckman (Joe Allen) of Moorhead; two grandchildren, Nick Sternhagen and Rachel Sternhagen; sister, Louise Sheets of Chester, Virginia; brother, Glen (Claudia) Woker, St. Paul; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, the Humane Society, or the donor's choice.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

Friends may gather for one hour before the service.

Interment is Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.

Arrangements are with Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead; www.wrightfuneral.com.

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