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E. Loraine Pelto

July 19, 1919 - September 10, 2018

Prayer Service - Thursday

September 13, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

September 13, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Tuesday

September 18, 2018
- 3:00 PM

Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN

Burial - Tuesday

September 18, 2018

Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapols


Boulger Funeral Home

E. Loraine Pelto

July 19, 1919 - September 10, 2018


E. Loraine Pelto

Edith Loraine Pelto 99, Moorhead, MN passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on September 10, 2018, at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.

She is now in the tender loving care of our Lord.

Loraine was born on July 19,1919 to Klaus Arthur Lindstrom and Rachel (Hanson) Lindstrom in Maple Ridge Township, Minnesota. Loraine married Asael Spray on September 1, 1946 over the Trans-Atlantic telephone while Asael was in Frankfurt Germany and Loraine was in Minneapolis. Loraine was then able to take a Troop Ship to Frankfurt to join Asael.

Asael passed away December 18, 1965 while stationed with the Air Force in Duluth, MN. Loraine and her five children remained in Duluth. November 1, 1971 Loraine married Major Ernie Pelto. While married to Ernie who was with the National Weather Service they lived in International Falls, MN, Minneapolis, Puerto Rico, Boston, MA, Lubbock, TX. They retired and moved to Fargo, ND in 2001. Loraine moved to Riverpointe of Moorhead, in 2011 after Ernie passed away.

Loraine was joyful with a ready smile, generous with her compliments and had a loving heart. She enjoyed life to the fullest and often the life of the party. We wish to thank Riverpointe for their wonderful care of our mother. She often said that she loved all the workers there.

She leaves behind her children: John (Cherie) Spray, Steven (Barb) Spray, Mary (Doug) Otto, Bill Spray, Martha (Gary) Kramer, her grandchildren, Lisa Spray, John (Christine) Spray, Sarah Spray, Anna Spray, Jennifer (Pete)Reinders, Eric (Brandi) Spray, Mat (Jennie) Spray, David Kramer, Krissy Kramer, Melissa (Jay)Thomas, Jessica (Justin) Wing, Katie (Rob) Wise, and 16 great grandchildren, brother, Jim Lindstrom, and sister-in-law, Jeanie Lindstrom.

She also leaves Ernie’s children Cheri (Richard) Brady, Judith (Chris) Szczygiel, Karla (Jim) Shea.

Loraine was preceded in death by her parents, husband Asael, husband Ernie sister Marie LaVoie, brother Gene Lindstrom, Grandson Joshua Kramer, Great Granddaughter Madison Spray.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.

Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.
Interment: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.


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7 responses to “Edith Pelto”

  1. Curt Phillips says:

    Rest in peace Dear. God loves you. Say “howdy” to the test of my family when you get there.

  2. Jennie Spray says:

    Although I had only met you once, I thought the world of you. I hope you’re at peace & finally getting to meet Mat & I’s baby girl, Madison. Rest easy, grandma Loraine!

  3. Judith Szczygiel says:

    Loraine was a great lady, who was a saving grace in my father’s life. Her greatest testimony is the incredible children she raised and the love she shared with everyone she met. I’m pleased that she is once again with my father.

  4. Colin Robinson says:

    Mary, John, Steve, Bill and Martha,

    I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Loraine from my childhood when your family visited Kimball. She brought a sense of peace to any room she entered. I just liked being around her. When I think about it, she reminds me a lot of Grandma Betsy. I cherish my memories of your Mom.

    Thinking of you and praying.


  5. Jim Redland says:

    Bless her heart. Now in the arms of the Lord.

  6. Nancy Kasper says:

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She always had a smile on her face and was so happy when we would see her at River Pointe. My sympathies and prayers for your family. May she rest in peace.
    Nancy Kasper
    (Florence’s daughter)

  7. Kenn Wigner says:

    Loraine was such a happy, loving person when we knew her while they lived here in Lubbock, Tx. We got to know them well, especially when we all attended National Weather Service parties.

    With love and deepest sympathy to the family…

    Kenn and Linda Wigner, Lubbock, TX

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