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Lorraine "Lorrie" Askland

July 09, 2018

Funeral Service

July 13, 2018
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Lorraine "Lorrie" Askland

July 09, 2018


Lorraine “Lorrie” Askland, 91, Fargo, ND passed away on Monday July 9, 2018, at Lilac Homes in Moorhead, MN. She was born on October 10, 1926, in St. Paul, MN. She was the daughter of Oscar and Alice (Aos) Thorson. Lorrie grew up on a farm outside of Harwood, ND and finished grade school there. She graduated from Oak Grove High School in Fargo. Following graduation, she attended Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA. While attending classes, Lorrie worked as a welder at a shipyard.

Lorrie met the love of her life, O.G.(Dean) Askland, in Harwood at a basket social. They were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day in 1948. The couple moved to Davenport, IA, where O.G. attended Palmer Chiropractic College. They returned to North Dakota and made their home in Fargo.

Lorrie was very musical. She taught piano when she was young, and as an adult, sang in the choir at Atonement Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Shanda Askland and Lonna (Michael) Rinke; grandchildren, Tara (Brannon) Kadrie, Taya (Brian) Fischer, Bret (Amanda) Rinke, and Dana Rinke; and great-grandchildren, Kazyk and Kevya Fischer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


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9 responses to “Lorraine Askland”

  1. Carol Seim says:

    Such a sad day. I remember your beautiful mother well. May she rest peacefully.

  2. Karen Selberg-Lavelle says:

    Condolences to Lonna, Shanda and their families.
    May she rest peacefully now.

  3. Dave and Brenna Grund says:

    Thinking of you Shanda at this sad time. She has found her peace and joined your dad once again. Take care! Dave and Brenna

  4. Lauren Semanko says:

    Goodbye to Lorraine, I always loved biking past The Windmill and telling whoever I was with, ‘my family lives there!’

  5. Janis Perrin says:

    So sorry about Lorrie. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I always enjoyed time at the lake with your family and seeing you all at the Aos family gatherings. Also stopping by your house when we were in Fargo. My life was blessed by knowing you all. God’s blessings on you and your families at this difficult time.

  6. Sharon (Hovi) Schmidt says:

    Thinking of you Lonna and your family. Such fond memories of your mom and dad. May she rest in peace as she joins your dad. Love, Sharon

  7. Denise Homme says:

    Sending you my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy, Shanda. Wishing you and your family fond memories of your mother during this difficult time…and always.

  8. Pam King-McNair says:

    Dear Shanda and Lonna and family,

    I loved listening to your mother when she played music, that was my first memory of her. My mother, Audi King at the time, was her roommate in college and they remained friends through the years. My second memory was how much Lorrie and mom laughed when they were together. May your memories someday bring you comfort and know she had a very wonderful life and loved you girls so much.
    Blessings to you all.

  9. kathy a yohe says:

    I have fond memories of Lorrie and am so sad to hear of her passing. Blessings to all of you in this sad time.

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