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Lorraine Stenson - January 24, 2013

Lorraine Maxine Stenson was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Chase County, Neb., to Loren C. and Blanche A. (Thompson) Drumm.
As a young girl, she attended country grade school and Chase County High School.
On Nov. 15, 1944, Lorraine married John Robert Stenson and to this union a son, Lyle, and daughter, Diana, were born.
Lorraine and John lived several years in this area before making McMinnville, Ore. their home.
In later years, Lorraine divided her time between her home in Oregon and Ogallala, Neb.
In 2007 she moved to Janesville, Wisc., to be close to her son, Lyle. In 2010 she moved to Imperial to be near her sister, Freda.
Lorraine had many hobbies including sewing and stamp and coin collecting. She also loved to fish.
Lorraine passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2013, at the Chase County Hospital, Imperial, Neb. Lorraine was 88 years of age.
Survivors include son, Lyle and wife Doris of Janesville, Wisc.; three grandchildren, Allen and wife, Chris, Robert and wife, Amy, Steve and wife, Brianna; six great-grandchildren; local niece, Velma Criswell and husband, Kenny, of Yuma, Colo.; numerous other nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Diana; and seven sisters, Arabell, Freda, Lillian, Edith, Lucile, Velma and Twilla.
Memorial services were held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2013, 2 p.m. at Liewer Funeral Home, Imperial, Neb., with Rev. Phil Harris officiating.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
A memorial has been established in Lorraine’s memory.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.