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Obituaries

October 27, 2012

Lorraine B. Richards

—   Lorraine B. Richards, 87, of Lake Crystal, died Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.

  Her funeral service will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Crystal with Rev. Nancy Dreier and Rev. John Christianson officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.   Visitation will be held 4-7 PM, Tuesday at Lake Crystal Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to The Navigators, publishers of A Daily Walk Bible study.

  Lorraine was born April 4, 1925, to William and Alma (Larson) Sandstrom in Odin Township, Watonwan County, Minnesota. She graduated from Lake Crystal High School in 1943. Lorraine married Olaf Richards in July of 1947. They were blessed with three sons. Lorraine worked in home health care for many years. She enjoyed refinishing furniture, cooking, and rummage-sales. She and Olaf studied the Bible on a daily basis.  Lorraine enjoyed feeding peoples souls as well as their bodies.

  Lorraine is survived by her three sons: Lonny (Gail) of Pistol River, OR, Steve (Winnie) of Minneapolis, and Rod (Hanje) of San Luis Obispo, CA; six grandchildren: Nils, Malcolm, Willie, Harry, Claire, and Jack Richards; four siblings: Jerry Sandstrom of Lake Crystal, LaDonna Nygaard of Austin, Darlene (John) Kotz of Owatonna, and Norma (John) Christianson of Lakeville; and many nieces and nephews.

  Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Olaf in 2002; and four brothers: Norval, Loren, McLain, and Les Sandstrom.

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