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