September 13, 2018
- 7:00 PM
September 13, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
September 18, 2018
- 3:00 PM
September 18, 2018Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapols
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.