Lorraine Hinshaw, 1927-2010

Lorraine Hinshaw   Lorraine Evangeline Hinshaw, 82, of LaPorte, died peacefully on Friday, July 16, 2010, at 6:20 p.m. at LaPorte Hospital.

   She was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Ogema, Minnesota, to Nels and Bessie (Matejka) Mortenson.

   Lorraine was a caring and devoted mother and homemaker. “Grandma Rayne” enjoyed family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. She displayed her strength in many different ways. She loved her family unconditionally and always saw the best in everyone. Mrs. Hinshaw loved spending time with her family in Minnesota and crocheting. She was also a loyal and avid Cubs fan.

   On March 3, 1950, in LaPorte, she married Kenneth A. Hinshaw. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2008.

   She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, LaVina Zima, Arlene Griffith and Ruby Gorne.

   Survivors include her two daughters, Debbie (John) Hoos and Cheryl A. Hinshaw, and a son, Kenneth “Butch” Hinshaw, all of LaPorte; grandchildren, Sandi (Greg Hux) Hoos of LaPorte and John (Debbie) Hoos of South Bend, IN; great-grandchildren, Bryce Alan Hoos and Ava-Rayne Elizabeth Hoos, both of South Bend; two sisters, Marion “Meme” Cable of Sparta, WI, and Georgie (Jim) Towles of Sierra Vista, AZ; and two brothers, Nels (Karen) Mortenson of Ogema, MN, and Clyde (Dorothy) Mortenson of Yerington, NV.

   Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the service. A private burial will take place in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, at a later date.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

   Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP, as well as at www.LakeviewFHC.com.

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  1. Patty deWeese

    Jul 25. 2010

    She was a great lady and will be missed alot.

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