Lorraine Breivold

lorraine breivold

Lorraine passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo surrounded by her family.

Lorraine Villiard was born on September 21, 1929, the daughter of John and Sarah (Mullet) Villiard in Ulen, MN. Lorraine married Alpha Rheault on June 23, 1947 and they farmed south of Fargo most of their married life. Lorraine enjoyed her work at Herbst, Singers, DeLendrecies/Herbergers, and Discovery School. She was very active in the Eagles Auxiliary for many years – a member of the Ritual Team for several years, served as president of the auxiliary and in 2012 was inducted into the Eagles State Hall of Fame. Lorraine was married to Jerry Breivold on December 26, 1981. They spend their retirement years together in south Fargo. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, Jerry; her children - Robert (Nancy) Rheault, Janice (Allen)Richter, Diane (Jerry) Qualey, Ronald (Barbara) Rheault, and Terrance (Kimberly) Rheault; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and Jerry’s sons – Scott and Michael Breivold. Also surviving are her siblings - Edna Barsness, Lois (Rudy) Stutzman, and Donna Helgeson.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Alpha, in March of 1979; her daughter, Louise Rheault; her daughter in law, Donna Kaye Rheault. She was also preceded in death by her siblings – Nellie and Elvin Baker, Bill and Jenny, Pearl and Ivan Yoder, Ivan and Melvina, James and Emma, Joe and Hazel, Ervin and Marjorie, Sarah Mary, Rome and Mabel, and Caroline; and her brothers in law, Don Barsness and Jerry Helgeson.

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  1. Fgo ND
    So sorry for your loss. I still remember baby-sitting for you kids when you were little. She lived a long and fruitful life and now can rest in peace. God Bless all of you who mourn her passing. Sharon Fritz

  2. Fargo N.D
    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t find out about it until the day of the funeral otherwise I would have been there for you. My sister, Mary Ann, lost her husband unexpectedly last week so with all that going on I got behind on my papers. I’ll always remember all the fun times we had with your mom, on our picnics, dances & working with her at school. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  3. Pelican Rapids Minnesota
    Hello to you Jerry and your family. We are truly sorry to hear about Lorraine’s passing. You have our sincerest sympathies. Jim & Marilyn Hetland

  4. Goddard KansasWe have you All in our Thoughts and Prayers during this time of Lorraine’s Passing. Keep those Good Memories close to your Heart.

    Louie & Cindy Rheault

  5. West Fargo ND
    Ron, Barb & family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. The death of a parent is especially hard. May she rest in peace. I’m thinking of you and your family today and sorry I am unable to attend the funeral.

  6. Plymouth MichiganTo all my cousins and your families – my deepest sympathy. Your Mom was a wonderful aunt…a quick wit and always seemed to be in a happy place. I know she will be missed dearly.

  7. Bloomington Minnesota
    Dave Norberg informed me of your loss. Jerry, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of a life well lived be with you at this difficult time.

  8. Fargo ND
    My sympathies go out to you, Jerry and your family on the loss of Lorraine. She was a nice lady and went through a lot.
    Take care, and I’ll see you soon.


  9. Apple Valley MN
    We are very sorry for Lorraine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and his family.

    David and Arlene Norberg

  10. Fargo North Dakota
    Jerry, We’re very sorry for your loss.
    Cherish the memories you all have of Lorraine. Sympathy to you and all of the family. God Be With You All.

  11. Tempe AZ
    My Heart goes out to my Dad Jerry and all of the Family for our loss. May her Life fill our hearts with fun times and great memories. Love Michael

  12. Glendale CaliforniaTo Dad and all of Lorraine’s family and friends . . . my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May the special memories of your time with her bring you comfort.

  13. Moreno Valley CAWe are praying for peace for the family left here,we know we will all meet again.peace and prayers again

    love leon and carole xx

  14. fargo N.D
    .We first met Lorraine and Jerry walking at West Acres Mall. She was a lovely lady who was liked so much by all of us. Our deepest sympathy to Jerry and the family. She will be missed.

    Sincerely in friendship

    Nels and Harriet

  15. Horace ND
    Wishing the family well in this time of mourning. May Lorraine rest in the love & peace of the Lord.

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