Lorraine J. Oppegard

lorraine j. oppegard
Lorraine J. Oppegard, 91, West Fargo, ND, died peacefully on April 22, 2018, at Edgewood Vista in Fargo, North Dakota. Lorraine was born February 12, 1927 in Henning, MN, to Claude and Della Goodroad. Lorraine was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Henning, MN. She grew up in Henning, MN and attended Henning High School graduating in 1944. Lorraine met the love of her life, Rudell M. Oppegard, while attending high school in Henning, MN where they were classmates. They were married on November 6, 1948 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Henning, MN. They had three children, two sons, Paul Oppegard and Claude Oppegard and one daughter, Jeanmarie (Oppegard) Tamble. Paul lives in Fargo, ND and has one son, Matthew Oppegard; Claude lives in Glyndon, MN with his wife, Kari, and they have three children, Emily (Mike) Bormann, Ashley (Andy) Larson and Andrew (Kayla) Oppegard. Jeanmarie and her husband, Jim, live in Stillwater, Minnesota. Lorraine worked in the twin cities for a short period of time after graduating from high school prior to returning to Henning, MN and marrying Rudell. They bought the grocery store in Henning, MN in 1948. They continued to run and manage the store for nine years. In 1957, they moved to St. Paul, MN where Rudy began his banking career later moving to Twin Valley, MN where Lorraine and Rudell made their home for 19 years and raised their children. In 1978, they moved to Fargo, ND. Lorraine was a homemaker and truly enjoyed spending time in her home with Rudy and her family. She continued to care for Rudy during his brief illness with kidney failure prior to his death. She was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother. Lorraine’s hobbies included gardening, she loved listening to music, reading and keeping up with current events and continued to be an avid walker well into her early 80’s. Lorraine was a member at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead, MN Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Claude and Della Goodroad; her father and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Pearly Oppegard, brother-in-law, John Anderson and brother-in-law, Arden Nyberg. Lorraine will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and sister, Melva Jean Nyberg and sister-in-law, Gladys Anderson and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all friends and family for their love, prayers and support. We would also like to thank the staff at Edgewood Vista for all their wonderful care during her stay at their facility this past year. FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead, MN BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo

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  1. Heartfelt sympathy and warm condolences. Losing a parent is so hard. May your family find peace and comfort. God bless Lorraine’s memory and God be with you always.

  2. Keeping our colleague Jeanmarie and the Oppegard family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Paul Oppegard and Family, May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  4. My deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. I remember what a beautiful and classy woman your mom was. My parents, Fred and Noreen Johnson, thought highly of your parents. Prayers for each one of you.

  5. Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

  6. Dear Jeanmarie, Jim and Oppegard Family,
    Sending heartfelt hugs, love and prayers on the loss of your mother. No matter what age we are, it is hard to lose a parent. You have done your parents proud by the wonderful family you all are.
    Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Much Love, Donna and Pat Macaulay

  7. Sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of you, as you gather to celebrate the wonderful life of your mom and grandmother, Lorraine. We hope you find comfort knowing that she is at Peace and in remembering the wonderful memories of your lives spent together.
    Deepest condolences,
    Dave & Kathy Okeson

  8. My sympathy goes out to you, Paul, Claude and Jean. My acquaintance and friendship with Lorraine and Rudell goes back for 80 years. One could not have had nicer parents. I am sure that you are treasuring your memories of those wonderful family years. — Homer Saetre

  9. Paul and The Oppegard family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I hope you can find comfort knowing the Lord provides a place for us to be with our loved ones again. Treasure your memories Paul and share them with Matt.
    Debbi (Sjoquist Fritz) Jevne

  10. Thinking of all of you on the loss of your Mother. She was a very special lady with love and care that knew no boundaries. I often think of the things I learned from her. May you find Peace and Comfort in the days ahead. Sending Hugs and Love.

  11. Paul, I am so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Hang on to those memories! It’s never easy saying those last goodbyes….or “until I see you again!” Sending prayers for peace.

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