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We said farewell to our dear wife, mother, sister, and friend, Lori Askew, on February 4, 2022 at Sanford Health Hospital. She was surrounded by her family in her final moments and will be missed by many.
Loretta Kay (Schultz) Askew was born on September 11, 1959 in Minot, ND to George and Ava Schultz as the youngest of six children. She grew up and went to school in Minot, ND. She started her college years at Minot State University, and eventually transferred to the University of North Dakota where she earned her degree in Business Management. UND was where she met the love of her life, Joe Askew, while working together in the dish-room at the Wilkerson complex. After a mostly long-distance relationship, Joe and Lori were married April 19, 1986 in Minot, ND and moved to Fargo, ND to start their lives together. Lori and Joe started expanding their family in March 1990, when their daughter Kate was born. Then in September 1994, they completed their family of 4 by welcoming Tom.
Lori spent the majority of her working career as a Professional Legal Secretary working 24 years for various law firms before transitioning to NDSU as an Administrative Assistant for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. During her time in law, she was awarded the “Legal Secretary of the Year” for the state of North Dakota. At NDSU, she thrived working with others, especially the students in the nursing program. Her friendly smile was always there to welcome them to the office.
Lori had many hobbies, including baking, traveling/camping, going to movies, playing games with friends/family, and scrapbooking. She completed over 40 scrapbooks, many posterboards, and loved to attend semi-annual scrapbooking retreats with life-long friends.
Lori also had a strong faith and relationship with God. As an active member of Olivet Lutheran Church, she served on the church council and taught confirmation classes. Additionally, she was very involved in Girl Scouts as Kate’s troop co-leader for 13 years. Seven girls under her guidance achieved their Gold Awards. For several years, she was also the Cookie Chair for the Heart of South Fargo.
Lori was known for her quick wit, “punny” sense of humor, and kind and caring personality. She lit up a room with her variety of laughs, big hugs, and ability to connect with anyone. She cherished every moment spent with friends and family. She was the most loving wife and mother, which was her greatest achievement.
Lori is survived by her husband Joe, daughter Kate (Jordan), and son Tom; Sisters: Suellen Palya, Mesa, AZ; Linda Muma, Auburn, WA; Peggy Walter (Ron), Minot, ND; brother-in-law: Bob Askew, West Fargo, ND; and sisters-in-law: Deb Schultz, Minot, ND; Dee Strand (Steve), San Diego, CA; Tammy Askew, West Fargo, ND. Nieces and nephews, Janelle Janes (Kyle), Bob Steinke (Jean), Jenny Watson (Steve), Patrick Muma (Lindsay), Liz Muma, Zach Schultz (Jazmine), Andy Walter (Summer), Wade Walter, Kayley Walter (Nolan), Hayley Walter, Ian Strand, Emily Strand, Greta Strand, Marie Askew, and Jamie Askew.
Lori was preceded in death by her mother Ava, father George, brothers Orville and Chuck, father and mother-in-law Bob and Diane Askew; and brothers-in-law Roy Palya, Paul Cox, and Mike Muma; nephew Kris Steinke.