Lorna C. Tandeski, 68, Christine ND, died Thursday, July 22 at Elim Care and Rehab Center, Fargo.

Lorna Tandeski was born on July 21, 1942 in Maddock, ND to Conrad and Ruth (Lindbo) Johnson. At the age of 3 the family moved to their farm north of Heimdal. Lorna was baptized and confirmed at the Klara Lutheran church rural Heimdal, she remained active in the church serving as the organist during her high school years. Lorna was homecoming queen her junior year. She graduated from (BCATS) in Maddock, ND. Lorna and James Tandeski were married in Maddock, ND on April 8, 1961. They moved to Fargo where they raised their 3 children. Lorna was employed at Dakota National Bank in Fargo and retired after 21 years. After retiring Lorna became a proprietor of The Bowler in Fargo with her husband Jim.

Lorna loved being with family and friends at the lakes. She also enjoyed ice fishing, snowmobiling, dancing at the Eagles, embroidery and watching stock car races. She truly enjoyed spending the last two winters in Mesa, AZ.

She is survived by her husband Jim, children: Cindy (Ben) Eastley, Bagley MN, their children Alicia and Brent; Robert (Jolene) Tandeski, West Fargo ND, their children James and Ryan; Danny (special friends Norma and Lorenzo), Rock Valley IA; mother, Ruth Sorenson, Maddock ND; brothers, Richard (Helen) Johnson, Fargo ND, and Dennis (Judy) Johnson, Bismarck ND, and her special God child Kara Hendrickson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Conrad. 

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  1. Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Lorna. I worked with Lorna at the South Bank and she was always so much fun. The customers all loved our “little” Lorna!

  2. Fargo ND
    As former neighbors (14th St. So.) and friends we would like to extend you all our deepest sympathy in your loss of Lorna.

  3. Kindred ND
    Jim and Family-

    We are so sorry to here about the loss of Lorna. She was a wonderful lady and always had a smile on her face we will never forget. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Randy, DeAnn, Brady and Cody Jawaski

  4. Oakdale Minnesota
    Jim,
    Sorry to hear about your loss of Lorna, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time-from all your Friends at Brunswick Bowling.

    Bret Lingen and Brunswick Bowling Friends

  5. Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during your time of loss. May the memories you have help you through this difficult time and the days ahead. God bless – Cindy Rodlund-Murdock

  6. Yorkville IllinoisJim, Danny and family…
    So sorry to hear about the loss of Lorna. She was very kind and caring and will be missed by all. My thoughts, prayers and sympathies to you at this difficult time.

  7. FARGO ND
    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR WIFE LORNA,MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    GOD BLESS YOU!

    DOLLY BIGGERSTAFF

  8. Jim, Cindy, Robbie, Danny, and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Lorna. She was a very special lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, please know this at this time.
    Keelie and Brian Goodman and girls

  9. West Fargo ND
    Jim and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Lorna was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Barb Vetter

  10. JIM AND FAMILY-

    WE ARE ALL SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF LORNA, SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    LINDA PRATSCHNER &
    THE GILBERTSON FAMILY

  11. Jim and Family

    We will miss Lorna’s sweet smile and incredibly funny sense of humor. Many times she would tell a story or offer a comment that sent us all reeling in laughter. What a huge gift! Such a small package to hold so much love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jeni & Mike

  12. Dallas ORour thoughts prayers are with you Jim and Rob , Danny and Cindy.and your Families. We have really missed you guys in the last 3 years since moving from ND
    to Oregon. We are truly sorry for your loss. We have a lot a great times at the farm and at the Bowler.

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