Lorraine Ortegel, 77, of Fargo, died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Lorraine was born on December 8, 1930 in Rolla, ND to Alfred and Mary (Sturgis) Gailfus. She attended school in Rolla. She married Clarence Patrick Michels in Cando, ND on November 20, 1948. They lived in Bisbee, Rolla, Dunsieth, Portal and Larimore, ND. Clarence preceded her in death in 1970. She lived in Larimore until she moved to Fargo. Lorraine married Robert Grefsrud in Fargo, and then they moved to Alice, ND, where they lived for four years. She married Donald Ortegel on January 5, 1980 in Audubon, MN, they lived in and owned Pike?s Bay Resort on Big Cormorant Lake. They then moved to Long Beach, CA. They returned to Fargo in 1992. Donald preceded her in death in 1994. Lorraine has lived in Fargo since then.
Lorraine is survived by her sons, Alfred (Betty) Michels, Lisbon, ND, Steven (Lorraine) Michels, West Fargo, ND, Jenny Cisneros, Fargo, ND, Jeff (Sherrie) Michels, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Bill (Jana) Michels, Tracey (Wade) Urbach, Shanna (Dan) Holmstrom, Craig (Sarah) Michels, Kristi Michels, Nicholas (Dawn) Michels, Taylor Michels, Vincent Michels (Pham) Nguyen, Sara Cisneros; fifteen great grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; ten brothers and sisters, Jim (Mary Don) Gailfus, Fargo, ND, Beth (Robert L.) Fischer, Fargo, ND, Robert (Janice) Gailfus, Puyallup, WA, Richard (Helen) Gailfus, Bloomington, MN, Greta Monette, Ellendale, ND, John Gailfus, Longview, WA, Marjorie (Ray) Hoff, Ignacio, CO, Bill (Nanette) Gailfus, Apache Junction, AZ, Debbie (Cliff) Iverson, Tioga, ND, and Dianne (Ed) Peltier, Bismarck, ND.
Visitation: Wednesday, April 23, from 5:00 ? 7:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.
Prayer Service: Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Funeral Service: Thursday, April 24, at 11:00 am at Boulger Funeral Home
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com