Lorraine Frances Thompson, 99 and 7days, of Lisbon, formerly of Wyndmere, died on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Parkside Lutheran Home, Lisbon, ND.
Lorraine was born on April 10, 1921 in Holmes Park, Missouri the daughter of George W. and Nina (Kilby) Duncan. She attended grade school at Viking #1 and graduated from Walcott High School in 1939.Lorraine and her sister, Shirley spent some time in Illinois where her grandmother and relatives lived. She worked at Thompson Café in Peoria, before returning to North Dakota.
On March 2, 1942, Lorraine married Lavern Thompson, Wyndmere. They were blessed with two children, Donna and Danny. They lived on the farm until 1969, when they moved to Lisbon. From 1965-1966 they managed Lisbon Bissel Golf Club and she also sold Avon for many years. Once she learned to golf, you couldn’t keep her off the course. As the years went by, her score improved and she won many trophies and crystal glassware for her golfing achievements.
Lorraine was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bissel Golf Club, Eagles Auxiliary, senior citizens and Royal Neighbors of America and Friends. She also presented many trophies to the high school golf team throughout the years for local tournaments and events that were held at the golf course.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Donna (Charles) Flint of Delhi, IA; son, Danny (Deb Anderson) Thompson of Wyndmere, ND; five grandchildren, Dawn (Lance) Smeins, Deanne Ross, Robin (Patrick) Stinnett, Danielle Thompson, Matthew (Georgia) Thompson; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Duncan Smeins, Katherine Ross, Stella and Jack Stinnett, Theodore, Mathaios and Maximus Thompson; step grandsons, Chris, Curtis and Craig Flint; numerous nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lavern, four brothers, William, Carl, Fred and Ralph (Bud) Duncan, three sisters, Alice Sveum, Lela Duncan and Shirley Cook, step grandson, Charles L. Flint.
Private services will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, ND.
Interment: Elk Creek Cemetery, Wyndmere, ND
A public memorial service will be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Lisbon, ND.
Video of service will be on website shortly after service.
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