Lorraine “Sandy” Folkestad, 92, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Luther Haven.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo with the Rev. Jeff Fitzkappes officiating. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Lorraine Alice (Sandbakken) Folkestad was born March 3, 1927, in Dawson, to Paul and Alma (Renslow) Sandbakken. She was baptized at her grandparents farm home and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyd. Lorraine graduated from Dawson High School in 1945, where she got the nickname “Sandy.” She was united in marriage to Gordon Folkestad, June 4, 1947, in Dawson. They made their home in Montevideo except for the two years when they were in Tacoma, Wash. Lorraine “Sandy” worked at several places in Montevideo including Larson Hardware and later was manager of the Yarn Corner until she retired. They wintered in California and Arizona for many years. Sandy enjoyed needle work and hardanger.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Luann Folkestad, of Montevideo; grandson, Gavin Folkestad, of Luverne; nieces and nephews; and many dear cousins.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Gordon (February,1994); her son, David (November, 2013); and two sisters, Bernice and (Gerald) Fremo and Agnes (Stanford) Storlien; and her best friend and companion of 12 years, her dog Blue.
Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home, of Montevideo, was in charge of the arrangements. (online guest book at www.andersonfuneralmontevideo.com)