Loraine Klemmensen, 88, of Hinton, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Hallmark Care Center in Sioux City.
Mary Loraine Wood was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Florence, Ala., the daughter of Bert and Bessie (Melton) Wood. Loraine received her education in Florence. She met her future husband, John Klemmensen, while he was in the Army Air Corp stationed in Alabama. During World War II, Loraine worked at an aviation plant in Alabama. She and John were united in marriage on Sept. 12, 1945. Following his discharge from the service, the couple moved to Sioux City.
In the early 1950s, the couple farmed near Seney, and in the 1960s moved to a farm near Hinton.
In her younger years, Loraine worked for a local bank and later worked for Aalff's Manufacturing in Le Mars. She spent the remainder of her years being a loving housewife and homemaker. Loraine and John were blessed with two sons, Richard and Robert.
Loraine and John enjoyed fishing, camping, and wintering in the McAllen and Mission, Texas areas for many years. She also enjoyed painting beautiful scenic pictures and playing cards with friends and "card club."
She and John took great pride in their farm and enjoyed all nature had to offer. She will be remembered for her love of pets on the farm.
Her greatest joy in life was her children to later include grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loraine had faith and compassion in others and the good Lord.
Survivors include her two sons, Richard Klemmensen, of Lawton and Robert Klemmensen and his special friend, Jennifer Haltli, of Sioux City; five grandchildren, Brad (Angie) Klemmensen, Melanie Morey, Lisa Klemmensen, Michael (Misty) Klemmensen, and Kerri Klemmensen and her friend, Mark Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Bryan, John, Gage, Chase, Kampbell, and Sawyer; a brother-in-law, Aage (Esther) Klemmensen of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Barva Ludwigs, of Remsen; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, her husband, John on April 20, 2012; and a brother, David Faires.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with Pastor James Travis officiating. Interment will be at Radamacker Cemetery, Hungerford Township, rural Hinton. Visitation with the family present will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Friday from noon until service time at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ed Hartz, Bill Koontz, Mike Klemmensen, Brad Klemmensen, Bryan Klemmensen, and Brandon Haltli. Honorary casket bearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.