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Lorraine Van Nieuwenhuizen

October 29, 1936 July 13, 2020
Lorraine Van Nieuwenhuizen
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Obituary for Lorraine Van Nieuwenhuizen

LORRAINE VAN NIEUWENHUIZEN was born on October 29, 1936 to James and Jennie (Jongetjes) Verbrugge in Leota, Minnesota. She attended Leota Christian Grade School and then attended and later graduated from Southwest Christian High School in Edgerton, Minnesota. On October 27, 1955 Lorraine was united in marriage to Donald Van Nieuwenhuizen at the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota. The couple lived in Edgerton for more than a year and then moved to Luverne, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Randy and Darla. Lorraine was a homemaker to their children and later in life, enjoyed working part time for Mulder Auctions. On Monday, July 13, 2020, Lorraine died peacefully at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 14 days.

Lorraine was a member of the Luverne Christian Reformed Church. Music served as a big part in her life – playing piano and accordion, singing in a ladies trio for many years and serving as a church organist for 40 years in the Luverne Christian Reformed Church. Lorraine enjoyed nature, especially bird watching, camping with her family and friends, flowers, embroidering work and knitting. Over the years she made many afghans for gifts and donation sales.

Those left to cherish Lorraine’s memory are her son, Randy and his wife Sara Van Nieuwenhuizen of Luverne; a sister, Elizabeth Van’t Hof of Leota, Minnesota; a brother, Dr. James and his wife Marcia Vergrugge of Watkinsville, Georgia; and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don in 2013; daughter, Darla Joy in 1991; parents, James and Jennie Verbrugge; a sister, Marie Schelhaas; two brothers-in-law, Tony Van’t Hof and Bert Schelhaas; two nephews and a niece.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to an organization of the donor's choice.

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Visitation

Wednesday

15

Jul

5:00 PM 7/15/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/15/2020 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Please use good judgement in your decision to attend. If you have traveled outside the U.S., have had any exposure to someone with COVID-19, or had any symptoms in the past ten days, please do not attend. Attendees are asked to follow CDC guidelines for mask and social distancing if they may be at-risk.

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Graveside Service

Thursday

16

Jul

10:30 AM 7/16/2020 10:30:00 AM
Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Public is welcome to attend Lorraine's graveside funeral service.

Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne
1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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