BLUE EARTH - Lorraine V. Hilpipre, age 85, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, Ga. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Brent Walker, officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., Blue Earth., and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Web tributes can be left at www.pattonfh.com
Lorraine was born June 15, 1928, in Frost, Minn., the daughter of Martin and Lillian M. (Paulson) Skogen. She attended District 117 country school in Frost. She has resided in Frost and Blue Earth, Minn., Decatur, Rossville and Eatonton, Ga. Lorraine loved to crochet rugs and made hundreds of them for gifts and to give away. Her hands were always busy knitting something to give away. Her most recent talent was dedicated to making weighted blankets for autistic children. She made over 60 blankets for children in Minnesota and Georgia. Lorraine loved to cook and can and was very well known for her deer jerky she made from her own special recipe. She was married to William M. Childs in 1948. To that marriage, six children were born. She married Raymond R. Hilpipre on Aug. 3, 1968, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a member of St. Stevens Lutheran church in Decatur, Ga., and later St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Ft. Ogelthorpe, Ga. She currently attended Faith Lutheran Church in Blue Earth and Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, Eatonton, Ga.
Lorraine is survived by her husband, Ray Hilpipre of Eatonton Ga.; sons, Thomas (Kathie) Childs of Fairmont and Bill (Liz) Childs of Asheville, N.C.; daughters, Susan (Mark) Hauskins of Blue Earth, Minn., Rebecca (Terry) Markert of Decatur, Ga., and Lori (Dennis) Stapp of Eatonton, Ga.; brothers, Ordell (Arlis) Skogen of Jackson Minn., and Marvin (Sharon) Skogen of Massalon, Ohio; sisters, Margaret Hauge of Blue Earth, Eleanor (Marvill) Selvig of Blue Earth, Delores (Leo) Zinnel of Estherville, Iowa, and Barbara Pawloski of Blue Earth; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Sheila Ferguson.