Lorraine M. Stendahl, 86, of rural Chaseburg died Tuesday December 10, 2019 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby. She was born August 18, 1933 to Martin and Inga (Olson) Berg in Portland Township, Monroe County. Lorraine graduated from Cashton High School followed by Vernon County Normal School. She then taught at the Clinton School for 2 years. On August 6, 1955, she married Orville Stendahl at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Westby. Lorraine gave piano lessons to area students for over 10 years. She also cleaned at Norskedalen and the Coon Town Hall. Lorraine was a member of the Coon Valley Lutheran Church where she was active with the South Ridge Circle and WELCA, taught Sunday school for many years and made baby quilts for baptisms. Lorraine enjoyed baking with her great granddaughter, Mia, and shopping with her sister, Hazel. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great granddaughter, Mia.
Survivors include her husband, Orville; son Lee (Sharon) of rural Chaseburg; 2 granddaughters, Sara (John) Rudie of rural Chaseburg and Lisa (KJ) Paulson of Combined Locks; great granddaughter, Mia Rudie; sister Hazel Bjornstad of Cashton; sister-in-law, Marie Berg of Westby and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lynn Paulson; brother, Wallace Berg and brother-in-law, Gerald Bjornstad.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday December 13, 2019 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Rev. Julie Wollman will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church Sunday School or South Ridge Circle. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.
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