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Lorraine A. Warren

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Lorraine A. Warren of Alta, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. A funeral service was held on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Storm Lake with the Rev Ryan Brandenberger officiating. Burial was at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery of Storm Lake. The Nicklas D Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Warren passed away October 19, 2011 in Council Bluffs. She was born in Alta on January 1, 1921, to Hans Peter and Anna Marie (Henricksen) Hansen,the youngest of five children. After graduating from Alta High School in 1939, Lorraine took classes in Lake View. When World War II started, Lorraine became one of the first "Rosie the Riveters". On November 9, 1942, she married Duane Warren. They lived their entire married life in Alta.

She was baptized at the Elk Baptist Church and later became a member of Storm Lake Baptist Church. Always very active in the church, she was a sponsor of Junior & Senior young people, a Sunday school teacher and held many offices in the church.

For 32 years, Lorraine was manager of the Catalog Department at JC Penney in Storm Lake. Her hobbies included crocheting, arts & crafts, basketball, practical jokes and entertaining family & friends. A member of Eastern Star, she was Worthy Matron in 1964. She served as a 4-H leader, and was a member of the Big Sister organization. Lorraine and Duane were also caring foster parents to many children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane; daughter, Joanna Vidlak; brothers, Melvin and Donald Hansen; sisters, Verna Stone and Esther Spurlock.

Survivors include sons, David Warren and wife Janet, Bill Langfitt and wife Julie; son-in law, Ron Vidlak; grandchildren, Lisa and Tim Reinert, David & Jenny Warren, Lori & Brian Thompson, Sarah and John Michaels and Brian Langfitt; great grandchildren, Adam, Andrew, Alex, Seth, Derek, Samantha, Hunter, Bella and Margot; many nieces, nephews and friends.

She will be remembered by many for her warm smile and sparkling blue eyes.