Lorraine Ethel Eklund passed away on June 24, 2022, in New Perspective Senior Living, in St. Paul, MN.
Lorraine Ethel Eklund was born in Bruce, SD, on Aug. 15, 1923, to Andrew and Lydia (Carlson) Eklund.
She received her education in Bruce, SD, and graduated from Bruce High School in 1941. Following graduation she worked in Brookings, SD, Pittsburgh, PA, Seattle, WA and Oakland, CO. In Oakland she worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Company. Towards the end of World War II, she moved to Minneapolis, MN, and worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company from which she retired after 37 years of service.
She was a member of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis and also took part in their Life Adventures for Hennepin Seniors. She was also a member of the Metro Pioneers and the Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors.
She was preceded in death by per parents, one brother Elof and three sisters, Eunice, Elna and Esther.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews.
Lorraine will be laid to rest with her parents, at Elmwood Cemetery in Bruce, SD. Her wishes were for no services to be held. Rude’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.