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Carol Lormis

Carol Lormis

Feb. 26, 1940-Jan. 3, 2014

Carol A. Lormis, 73, was born in Spring Valley, Ill., on Feb. 26, 1940 and on April 25, 1959 she married the love of her life, William (Bill) R. Lormis. She was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in April 2013. With her family by her side, Carol passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

In August 1972, she, Bill and their four children moved to the Cotton Lake area, where they had vacationed for many years and fell in love with the surroundings. She enjoyed raising her children in the lakes area of Minnesota.

When her children were all in school, she started a 28-year-long career at the Frazee Care Center. Many recognized her for her gentle hands and loving heart when caring for every resident.

She and Bill were part of a camping club and spent countless weekends playing cards in various campsites throughout the Midwest. They went on several motorcycle trips to Alaska, and traveled to Texas many winters to spend time with Bill's aunt. She participated in Christian Mothers and enjoyed attending her grandchildren's many activities.

Preceding Carol in death were her parents and brother. Her legacy will continue with her husband of 54 years, Bill; daughters Sandi (Ron) Hallstrom of Coon Rapids and Cindy (Bryan) Sandberg of Frazee; and sons Tom (Kathy) Lormis of Detroit Lakes and Jeff (Bobbi) Lormis of Rochert.

Her spirit will remain alive in her eight grandchildren, Sarah, Jessica, Christine, Heather (Chris), Cory (Tina), Nathan (Chloe), Brittany and Jacob; and one great-granddaughter, Kiley.

She is also survived by two sisters, Marjorie (Evald) Anderson and Kathleen Wallin of Illinois. She will be missed beyond words, but the sweet and happy memories of her will be treasured forever.

A memorial service will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at David-Donehower Funeral home in Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with a one hour visitation prior to the service. Interment will be made at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Frazee.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.