Lorraine D. Brown

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lorraine D. Brown, 79, of Bemidji, Minn., died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Neilson Place in Bemidji. Memorial services were held on Monday, March 20, 2006, at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji. Major Eugene Harris and Captain Carmon Harris, Salvation Army, officiated. Family greeted friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Inurnment was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Minn.

Lorraine Doris Callahan was born July 27, 1926, in Ayr, N.D. to Alvin and Inga (Paulson) Callahan. She moved to Brainerd, Minn., where she grew up and graduated from high school. After graduation she moved to St. Paul and married Lloyd Brown on Sept. 18, 1948. They made their home in Elk River, Minn., and she was primarily a homemaker, and a member of the United Methodist Church. In 1995 she moved with her husband to Bemidji, where she remained until her death.

Lorraine is survived by four daughters: Susan (James) Brown-Whistler, Pine City, Minn., Vicki (Dan) Ilstrup, Bemidji, Linda Jo Brown (Ken Ahlbom), Bemidji, and Janice K. Brown (Bill Anderson), Bemidji; four grandchildren; five sisters: Betty (Everett) Turnbull, Hastings, Minn., Carmon (Eugene) Harris, Brainerd, Minn., Ilene Isle, Minneapolis, Minn., Dorolese (Larry) Collette, Brainerd, and Karen (Vernon) Liebold, Little Falls, Minn.; and her brother Jerome (Lonnie) Callahan, Osteen, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant daughter, an infant son, and her sisters Jackolyn Dillon and Deloros Neumann.

Memorials may be directed to North Country Hospice, 3525 Pine Ridge Ave. N W, Bemidji, MN 56601.

An online guest book is available at www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com.