ARMSTRONG, Iowa - Services for Lorraine Nicoson, 81, of Armstrong will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Armstrong, with Pastor Vance Toivonen officiating. Interment will be in Armstrong Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, Armstrong.
She was born Nov. 26, 1931, on the Emmet/Kossuth County line on an acreage to George and Lillie (Peitersen) Hoien. They lived in Minnesota and South Dakota before settling in Ringsted, Iowa.
Lorraine graduated from Armstrong High School in 1950. She married Robert Nicoson on Nov. 11, 1951. Bob and Lorraine made their home in Armstrong. She worked at numerous places before working at the U.S. Post Office for 30 years, retiring in 1993. Lorraine enjoyed volunteering at the nursing home and delivering meals on wheels. She also enjoyed camping and playing cards with family members even if she had to cheat to win! She was also known for having the biggest sweet tooth and having an even bigger Dane temper! She loved her Minnesota Vikings but only when John Madden wasn't announcing the game! Bob and Lorraine were married for 49 years prior to his passing in May of 2000. After Bob passed, Lorraine adopted her Daschund, Fritz. Her great-grandkids called her "Grandma Fritzy"! Lorraine was very proud of her Danish heritage and we always had to have Venebra at Christmas time. She made a mean French toast, which her children and grandchildren begged her to make!
She was a past member of VFW ladies auxiliary and a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
Lorraine is survived by children: Dean Nicoson and Julie Rein of Armstrong, Mark and Linda Nicoson of Des Moines, Krista and Tom Mart of Armstrong, Rob Nicoson of Fairmont, and Chuck and Michelle Nicoson of Armstrong. 15 grandchildren: Amy, Jared, Josh, Jake, Brandon, Amber, Leslie, Colton, Hayden, Katie, Gregg, Roy, Rebecca, Clayton and Curtis. She was also survived by 22 great-grandchildren.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Bob; parents, George and Lillie Hoien; and brothers, Donald and Dennis Hoien.
Up until the time of her passing, Lorraine was a resident of Valley Vue Nursing Home.