Lorraine A. Dennis, 92, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.
Lorraine Ann Mager was born April 19, 1927 in Walsh County, North Dakota the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Polkwinziki) Mager. She was raised on the family farm and was educated in Walsh County rural schools. Upon the completion of her education, she moved to Grand Forks and was employed as a waitress. Lorraine married Harry Lepak on April 20, 1945 in Grand Forks. Harry preceded her in death. She moved to St. Paul, MN and was employed as a seamstress. Lorraine married Howard Dennis on January 12, 1966 in St. Paul. Howard preceded her in death on May 23, 1981 and Lorraine moved to Vancouver, WA. Following her retirement in 1983, she returned to Grand Forks.
Lorraine was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks. She enjoyed playing Bingo, dice and cards. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sons, Abraham Lepak, Vancouver, WA, Donnie Lepak, Grand Forks, ND, Wayne Lepak, Colorado Springs, CO, Rick Lepak, Vancouver, WA; her daughters, Debra Lepak, Vancouver, WA, Lana Lepak, The Dalles, OR, Mona Rae Lepak, Grand Forks, ND; sisters, Effie (Warren Kirkeby), Grand Forks, ND, Jeanette (Mrs. Bill) Ekren, Grand Forks, ND; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth; her husbands, Harry and Howard; her sons, Darwin “Lee”, Garry, James and David; brothers, Henry, Harry, Joseph, Clarian, Florian, John, Leonard; Alfred “Fritz” and Clarence; her sisters, Helen (Mrs. Florian) Maszk, Evelyn (Mrs. Robert) Buck and Irene (Mrs. Roy) Peterson.
Mass of Christian Burial: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service and 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the Historic Norman Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Thursday.
Interment: 1:00 p.m. Friday, June, 7 2019 in Calvary North Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.
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