Lorraine served drug store sodas
Lorraine C. Klovstad, 98, of Aberdeen, passed away at Angelhaus Regional Basic Care Center in Aberdeen on Jan. 20, 2013.
It was Lorraine’s wish to be cremated with graveside services and burial of her cremains to take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Mobridge, at a later date. Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Lorraine Christine Bodin was born to Louis and Anna (Pearman) Bodin in Mobridge, on July 5, 1914. She was raised in the area and attended Mobridge public schools, graduating from Mobridge High School with the Class of 1931.
While in high school, Lorraine worked at the local drugstore behind the soda fountain. Following graduation, she became a nurse’s aide at Lowe Hospital and Clinic. Lorraine worked for Dr. Lowe, and later his sons, for 25 years.
It was while working at the hospital that Lorraine met Kenneth Klovstad. She and Kenneth were married on June 22, 1948. Their first date was on Easter Monday, and every year until Ken’s death, they celebrated that first date.
Lorraine and Ken moved to Miles City, Mont., in the early 1950s. While living in Montana, Lorraine learned to golf and she and Ken went on many golfing trips together. The couple also spent the winter months in Pharr, Texas, enjoying friends and playing golf. In 1963, they moved to Aberdeen.
Ken passed away on July 20, 2005, and Lorraine moved to Angelhaus Regional Basic Care Center in 2007. She continued to make Aberdeen her home until the time of her death.
In addition to her passion for golf, Lorraine also loved dancing. She learned to dance in her early years when her brother would take her to dances, assuring their mother that he would keep her safe.
Surviving Lorraine are Nancy and Jim Augustine, Gordon and Rogene Bainbridge and Louise Miner, all of Grand Island, Neb.; JoAnn Larson of Woodinville, Wash.; and Patti de Freitas of Santa Brbara, Calif.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd, and her sister, Alice Bodin Hoffman.
Friends may sign Lorraine’s online guestbook at www.shriversmemorial.com. Memorials are preferred to the charity of the donor’s choice in Lorraine’s memory.