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LaVerne Heiraas

Sept. 27, 1927-Nov. 10, 2009

LaVerne "Lynn" Heiraas, 82, of Ulen, died Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen.

LaVerne A. Winstryg was born the daughter of Sigvald and Eva (Mjor) Winstryg on September 27, 1927, at home near Lake Park. She attended a small country school in the Richwood area and went on to business college in Detroit Lakes.

On January 24, 1948, Lynn was united in marriage to Aldus Heiraas in Grand Forks, N.D. The couple made their home in Ulen for two years and then moved out to Aldus' home farm near Borup, Minn. Due to her allergies, Lynn and Aldus bought a home in Detroit Lakes in 1989. She spent the better part of 19 years there.

Lynn became a resident of Viking Manor in December 2008, and she resided there until the time of her death. Aldus died March 10, 2009.

Surviving LaVerne are her son, Al (Donna) Heiraas of Twin Valley; two daughters, Deborah (Rev. Jonathan) Overland of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada and Dawana (Roger) Sorensen of Ulen; two brothers, Stanton (Carolyn) Winstryg of Papillion, Neb., and Rev. Marvin (Helen) Winstryg of Washburn, N.D.; two sisters-in-law, Marcy (Earl) Hillstead of Hitterdal and Melva Flesjer of Washington; 13 grandchildren, Rev. Anthony Heiraas, LaShawn Yarbrough, Londa Antoine, Andrew Heiraas, Lana Lappi, Laura Bergren, Shannon Erickson, Joshua Overland, Jeremiah Overland, Danita Moore, Roy Sorensen, Rodney Sorensen and Diana Bolton; 23 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband and a granddaughter, Jennifer Overland.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Jevnaker Lutheran Church in rural Borup. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church on Saturday.

Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Twin Valley.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the

Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. An online guestbook is available at