Lorraine Ann Smedsrud, 87, of Fargo ND died on June 1, 2020 in Sanford Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
Lorraine Ann Vasek was born in Tabor MN, daughter of Joseph and Mary Vasek (Pribula). She was raised on the family farm north of East Grand Forks, MN, attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School. Lorraine worked in various retail stores in the Grand Forks area before marriage.
On January 26, 1954 she was united in marriage to the love of her life Stan Smedsrud in Grand Forks ND. They relocated to Fargo in 1962 where Lorraine raised the children and ran a home daycare.
She was an active member of St. Mary’s Cathedral volunteering for numerous fundraisers and fall bazaars. She enjoyed baking and was always known to have a freezer full of her famous raisin spice cookies. She especially loved her children and grandchildren and watching over them and keeping up with their activities. Her hobbies included reading, playing cards, piano and accordion. She loved to travel whether it be Las Vegas or the rural countryside.
Lorraine’s greatest joys were her children Lon (Roxanne) Smedsurd West Fargo, ND, Leanne (David) Pladson Fargo, Jodi Baer Fargo. She treasured her grandchildren Cody (Megan ) Smedsrud, Chelsey Haukous Fargo, Cole Smedsrud Fargo. Jarred (Brianne) Chamberlain Seattle WA, Derrek (Natalie) Pladson, Mallory Pladson Fargo. Christopher and Josh Baer Fargo. Great-granddaughter Sawyer Haukous.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Stan, son Lee, sisters and brothers. She is survived by her sister Adeline Klitzke, sisters-in-law Veronica Vasek and Arlene Smedsrud. Lorraine was dearly loved and cherished by numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family mass and private burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery Fargo, ND.
The family requests in lieu of flowers and memorials contributions be sent to Lorraine’s favorite charity North Dakota Cystic Fibrosis Bismarck Chapter
A live stream of Lorraine’s Funeral Mass can be viewed below: