A memorial service was held on Jan. 2, 2009 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Interment was a private family graveside service. There was no public visitation. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Those who wish to send on-line condolences may do so via: www.fratzkejensen.com.
Lorraine Darlene Merideth was born May 7, 1929 in Sundance, Wyo., the daughter of Ralph and Bessie (Aldrich) Meredith.
Lorraine attended Spring Center country school near Peterson for four years, then went on to Larrabee Consolidated School in Larrabee, from which she graduated in 1947.
Lorraine was employed at the J. C. Penney store in Cherokee shortly after she graduated, and later worked at the Cherokee Mental Health Hospital as a secretary in the business office. She was also employed at Farmers National Bank for a time, and then at Mello-Dent Seed Company north of Alta until she retired.
Lorraine was married to Paul B. Galvin on Oct. 14, 1950 in Cherokee. The couple was blessed with two children: a son, Terry, and a daughter, Tangy.
Lorraine was a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Restored Cherokee branch, and enjoyed working in the church.
She was also an animal lover, and she enjoyed gardening and canning the bounty she grew. She held a deep appreciation for all the beauty of God's creation.
Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren held a special place in Lorraine's heart. Her kind and caring ways will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters. And is survived by her son, Terry Galvin of Alta; her daughter, Tangy Mack and her husband, Bill, of Storm Lake; three grandchildren: Mandy Rydberg, Kelly Rydberg and Nicole Jewell; three great-grandchildren: Jadyn, Mackenzie and Bryson; her sister, Maxine Magnussen; her brother, Ralph Merideth and his wife, Arbie; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and a host of friends.