Lorraine J. Theophilus
November 04, 1923 - October 04, 2017
Birthplace: Valley City, ND
Resided In: Red Oak, IA formerly Estherville, IA

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Lorraine Joyce Theophilus, age 93, of Red Oak, Iowa formerly Estherville, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Lorraine was born November 4, 1923 in Valley City, North Dakota the daughter of Asa Lloyd and Sorine (Madsen) Sampson. She was raised in Jackson, Minnesota where she graduated high school. Lorraine was united in marriage to Owen David Theophilus on May 6, 1944 in Jackson, Minnesota. Lorraine and O.D. moved to Estherville, Iowa where they raised their family. Over the years Lorraine worked for Golden Sun Feeds and Emmet County State Bank where she retired. Lorraine moved to be near her daughter, Nancy, in Red Oak, Iowa in 2001. She was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary, Order of Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband: O.D. Theophilus in 1990; son: Tom Theophilus; great grandson: Jacob Anderson; siblings: Lucille Sampson; Jeannette Hanson; Pauline Worshek; Ellsworth Sampson; and Rose Ann Raasch; and son-in-law: David Anderson. Survivors include her daughter: Nancy Anderson and Stan Waller of Red Oak, IA; daughter-in-law: Cindy Theophilus of Mishawaka, IN; grandchildren: Jay Anderson and wife Cindy of Grand Junction, CO; Christy Fochtman of Red Oak, IA; Jon Theophilus and wife Megan of Westfield, IN; and Matt Theophilus and wife Amy of Fishers, IN; great grandchildren: Lucas Anderson; Linsay Oldsen; Mackenzie Fochtman; Larsen Theophilus; Marin Theophilus; Declan Theophilus; Owen Theophilus; and Benjamin Theophilus; sister-in-law: Marge Sampson of Bozeman, MT; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Red Oak Presbyterian Church.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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