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Lorraine Delores Bowman

August 18, 1935 December 5, 2011
Lorraine Delores Bowman
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Obituary for Lorraine Delores Bowman

Worthington, MN

Lorraine Delores Bowman, 76, of Worthington, Minnesota was granted her angel wings on December 5, 2011. Her final days were spent at home surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Lorraine was born August 18, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa to Robert Raymond Stone and Viola May Stone (Eggleston). She was baptized at Third Presbyterian Church in Sioux City. She was the first born of four children. She treasured her siblings: Norma Jean Hoffmann (Gene), Richard Raymond Stone, and Janice Pearl Bauerly (Corwin); all of Sioux City, Iowa.

She attended East High School in Sioux City where she graduated in 1953.

On June 12, 1953 Lorraine married Clifford Dean Bowman. They knew their marriage would be exciting when they had to move the wedding to her parents' home in Sioux City because the church was flooded by a combination of the Floyd River, The Big Sioux River and the Missouri River overflowing. Together they had four children: Robert Dean Bowman, Jacquelynn Diane Prechel (Dale), Dannette Dawn Mileham (James), and Candy Lorraine Eggleston (William). They lived in Sioux City where Lorraine trained and worked as an Income Tax Consultant and Clifford worked for Armour & Company. They moved to St. Paul, Minnesota after their fourth child was born when Clifford transferred with Armour & Company. In 1963 they would make their next move to Worthington, Minnesota where they would build the home they lived in until her death. In 1968, the family moved to Ft. Carson, Colorado for 2 years while Clifford was on active duty for Viet Nam. Lorraine delved into ceramics and focused on the children's school activities and being a homemaker. She was happy when they would return home to Worthington and be near family again. Family vacations every year were a priority for Lorraine.

Lorraine was a dedicated mother and once her four children were raised, world travel would be the new focus for her and Clifford. From Hawaii to Italy, France to Germany and too many countries to mention, photo albums line shelves of their home as warm memories of their time together.

Church played an important role throughout Lorraine's life. She had a strong faith and belief in life after death with her Lord and Savior.

Lorraine retired after 35 years of Income Tax Consulting. She loved her work, her clients, and coworkers and truly missed it.

Lorraine is survived by her husband Cliff, her siblings Norma and Janice, her children Bob, Jackie, and Dannette, her grandchildren Tifanie Shimanski (Vincent), Nicholas Smith (Crystal), Amber Smith, Ashlie Bradley (Shad), Christopher Eggleston (Allison), and Anthony Bowman, 12 great-grandchildren, and 27 nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Viola Stone, her brother Richard (Dick) Stone, her daughter, Candy Eggleston, her nephew, Ronald Stone and niece, Cindy Meylor.

Pall bearers include: Dale Prechel (son-in-law), James Mileham (son-in-law), Nels Nelson (nephew), Nicholas Smith (grandson), Shad Bradley (grandson in-law), Vince Shimanski (grandson in-law). Honorary pall bearers include: Tifanie Shimanski, Amber Smith, Ashlie Bradley, Christopher Eggleston, and Anthony Bowman.

Lorraine was a devoted wife, beloved mother, cherished sister, treasured grandmother, and faithful friend. We will miss her dearly. Her life was complete on earth. May she watch over us from heaven.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. James Krapf officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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