Lorraine "Lolly" (Johnson) Meldahl, 1946

LORRAINE “LOLLY” (JOHNSON) MELDAHL of Rochester, Minn., died Dec. 29, 2010, at age 84, at Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester. Lorraine was born in Norway Township on May 10, 1926, to Bennie and Ruth (Byboth) Johnson. She married Alvin Meldahl on August 7, 1948, in rural Peterson. Lorraine worked as an elementary teacher, a special education teacher, an apartment manager, a store manager at Fannie Mae, a motel desk clerk, and she was also a farm wife. She enjoyed dominoes, camping, reading, going for car rides, and collecting angels and moose. Lorraine especially loved spending time with her family. Lorraine is survived by three daughters, BARBARA (MELDAHL) WOLFE ‘73 (David), of Marysville, Ohio, CHERI (MELDAHL) KORTE ‘74 (Craig), of Gettysburg, Pa., and Lori (Jeff) Colwill, of Rochester; three sons, Dale (Joyce) Meldahl, of Racine, Minn., Scott Meldahl, of Pine Island, Minn., and Brian (Dawn) Meldahl, of Brownsdale, Minn.; a sister, Clarice Westby, of Rushford; two sister-in-laws, Ann Johnson, of Rochester, and Mavis Dragvold, of Whalan, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Paul Meldahl Sr., of Chatfield; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Lorraine is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; a son, Dean; her parents; and a brother, Gordy.