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Lorrie Elaine Fjermestad

Lorrie Elaine Hahn Fjermestad was born in Northwood, Iowa, daughter of Lorenze Hahn and Nellie Oyer Hahn on January 19, 1928. She went home to Jesus peacefully on December 19, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran home with her son Brian and granddaughter Jenny by her side.

Lorrie attended schools in Northwood, Lake Mills, Forest City and Kensett, Iowa, and Bricelyn and Ortonville, Minnesota. She graduated from Ortonville High School in 1946. She was active in the band, playing alto sax and oboe. She was also Feature Editor of the school paper. She moved to Albert Lea in the fall of 1946. She was united in marriage to Arnold Fjermestad in February, 1947. They made their home in Albert Lea and raised their four children here.

Lorrie was employed by Bo-Dean Beauty Supply as the Office Manager for 19 years. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday school, holding several positions on the FLCW Board involving Caring and Sharing, Mission Community, and she also worked on the new nursery and was a 40 year member of Circle #31.

After Lorrie’s retirement she became a full-time sitter for her grandson Brent. She also enjoyed many trips sponsored by the Senior Center and was an avid participant in the Senior Aerobics program. She also took many trips to Colorado to visit her two daughters and their families. Her 9 grandchildren were the joy of her life along with her 20 great and great-great grandchildren.

Lorrie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arnold, precious children Dianne Blake and Brad Fjermestad. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Neal Hahn and Dean Hahn and her sister Sandy Quanstrom.

Lorrie is survived by her son Brian Fjermestad and her daughter Jeanne (Guy) Fjermestad-Nelson, daughter-in-law Deb Fjermestad, son-in-law Gary Blake, daughter-in-law Cindy Fjermestad, and her sister Sid (Brian) Curtis and brother Dennis Lang. She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Chris (Heidi) Fjermestad, Jenny (Travis) Fjermestad, Brent Fjermestad, Carrie Blake, Matt (Megan) Blake, Erika Salvador, Tyson (Ashleigh) Nelson, Valerie (Nick) Mertesdorf, and Kimberly (Mike) Lee. Her great-grandchildren: Soren, Alix (Chad) and their children Brayden and Adilyn, Evan (Rowan); Maddy and Mia; JD, Asher, Abram and Ahna; Keenan, Aspen and Anduin; Stella; Grayson, Eliza and Myles; Easton and Bradyn.

Lorrie was much loved by her family and will be dearly missed. Lorrie’s family would like to thank the staff at St. John’s Lutheran Home and Sheltering Arms for their kindness and care given to her.

A service in memory and honor of Lorrie’s life will be announced at a later date.

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Brian , Jeanne, and families. I am so sorry to read of Lorrie’s passing. My deepest sympathies. It’s always hard to loose your mom. I still miss Dianne and think of her often. Cleone.

Cleone Prestegord Jul 6 2022 6:22 PM

Brian and family
I am sorry this message is so late...
My heart goes out to you and your family, you are all in my thoughts💔

Cindy Peterson Jan 9 2022 2:42 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Beth Oriley. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Lorrie Elaine Fjermestad.

Beth Oriley Dec 26 2021 8:22 PM

Brian and the rest of Lorrie's family, I am sorry for your loss. She and Mom (Mescal/Pesty) still talked on the phone frequently until my mother died. After living all over the country, my husband and I are back in the area, now, and (coincidentally) living in Northwood where your mother was born.

Lonna Gooden Van Horn Dec 26 2021 9:30 AM

2021 Has been a hard year on this family with the passing of Lorrie, Brad, Sandy and Dean. May your hearts heal from these losses and eventually be filled with loving memories. Each one meant so much to so many. DeAnn (Dede), Barbara, Jim(Jimmy), LuAnn, John, Alyson (Missy), and Heidi.
We were all sadden to hear of Lorrie's passing, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Family of Dean and Barbara Hahn Dec 23 2021 8:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorrie Fjermestad

The Family of Dean and Barbara Hahn Dec 23 2021 8:39 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Many memories of Lorrie.

Frances Petersen Dec 23 2021 7:59 PM

So many great memories of living across the street from Lorrie & Arnie on Maplehill Drive. After Arnie's passing we forever remained friends with Lorrie, even after we both moved from our Maplehill homes. They both will remain in our hearts(our whole family)forever!! Such fun times they were in the old neighborhood, never to be forgotten! God Bless the memory of Lorrie, & all of you her family.

Janice Irvine Dec 22 2021 10:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorrie Fjermestad

Janice Irvine Dec 22 2021 10:43 PM