Friday, May 20, 2016


Lorraine Anne Killion, 96, former Fergus Falls, MN resident, passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where she had been a resident for the last 2 years.
Lorraine was born April 8, 1920 in Minneapolis, MN to Albert and Alice (Thor) Dongoske. Following her high school career she then went on to McPhale School of Music. She married Loren H. Killion on October 2, 1943 in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death on September 22, 1995.
She is survived by her children; Ann (Robert) Rusch of Rib Lake, WI, Barbara (William) Weber of Fargo, ND, Frederick (Karen) Killion of Florence, AZ, eight Grandchildren, nine Great Grandchildren, three Nephews and one niece.
Lorraine is also preceded in death by her parents, Sister Jane Carlson, Brother in Law Roger Carlson, and several aunts and uncles.
Lorraine worked for Ottertail Power Company as a secretary. She had a passion for music that remained with her throughout her life. She held the position of Organist and Choir director for several churches in Tennessee, Minneapolis, Detroit, Fargo and Fergus Falls. She deeply loved her family, and enjoyed visiting her grandchildren throughout the country. Lorraine was an excellent fisherwoman. She loved to take casino trips with friends, playing Bridge, and entertaining nursing home residents by playing the piano. Lorraine will be remembered by her many talents, especially her love for orchestrating events.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Westboro, and The Hospital Bridge Marathon.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday May 26, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Westboro, Pastor Linda Strader will officiate. Visitation will be held at First Lutheran Church beginning at 10:00 until the time of services at 11:00. Cremation rites have been accorded, burial will take place at a later date at Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis.
Memorial Donations in honor of Lorraine may be given to her family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences may be left at