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September 4, 1918 - October 23, 2011

Lorraine was born September 4, 1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Luther and Lisa (Amdahl) Kingstad.  She graduated from the Mabel High School and St. Olaf College.  She taught home economics in Elmore, Preston, and Zumbrota, before starting at the Mabel High School in 1956.  She taught there until 1982 when she retired and was awarded the Minnesota Home Economics Teacher of the Year.

Lorraine was an active member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church, Minnesota Education Association, Lions Club, Mabel Library Club, and the Mabel-Canton Booster Club.  She enjoyed her family, baking, playing cards, quilting, and needlework.

Lorraine passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011  at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa at the age of 93.

Lorraine is survived by a daughter Marcia (John) Omdahl of Northfield, Minnesota; three grandsons Christopher (Nancy) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Timothy (Terri) of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Patrick (Pamela) of Richfield, Minnesota; five great-grandchildren Eric, Lindsey, Nathan, Owen, and Isabel; and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Gail Klavetter officiating.   Visitation will be from 4 - 7 Thursday, October 27 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.  Memorials are preferred to Mabel First Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association.

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