TRUMAN – Funeral services for Lorraine Smith, 90, of Truman, Minn., will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont, Minn.
Lorraine passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Olivia, Minn. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home, Fairmont and will continue one hour prior to the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lorraine Elizabeth (Bellock) Smith was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of Arthur and Laura Mae (Balm) Bellock. She attended school in Granada, MN. On March 23, 1940, Lorraine was united in marriage to Dale John Smith in Granada, Minn. Together, the couple were blessed with three children, Richard, Gary and Sandra. Lorraine and Dale farmed in Pleasant Prairie Township for 10 years and then moved to a farm north of Fairmont where they farmed for approximately 16 years. They then moved northeast of Northrop to Westford Township where they farmed until Dale passed away in 1982. Lorraine also worked various part-time jobs throughout the years. In 1970, she began working full-time at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Truman and continued working there for 24 years retiring at the age of 72. In her spare time, Lorraine enjoyed tending to her flowers and her garden. She was a wonderful cook and looked forward to helping in various church activities. Lorraine looked forward to visits with friends and family over a cup of coffee and was a meticulous housekeeper. She will be fondly remembered for the way she truly cared for others, not just during her years at the Lutheran Home but throughout her entire life. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Richard (Beth) Smith of St. Augusta, Minn., Gary (Bev) Smith of Fairmont, Minn., and Sandra (Mark) Schlomann of Olivia, Minn.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Tom) Garry, Lois (Tim) Bird, Bradley Smith, Karla (Dan) Heibel, Tonya (Dan) Hewitt, Teresa (Mark) Loehrer, Jason Smith, Julie (Rod) Werner, Shelly Tan, Mark (Heather) Smith, Dan (Nikki) Smith, Kyle (Jaime) Schlomann and Kirsten Schlomann; 33 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Artner and Dorothy (Chuck) Wardrip; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Laura Mae Bellock; husband, Dale Smith; brother, Donald Bellock; sister, Helen Bellock; four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.