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Lorraine Hinshaw

Lorraine Evangeline Hinshaw, 82, LaPorte, Ind., passed away peacefully, Friday, July 16, 2010, at 6:20 p.m. at LaPorte Hospital.

Mrs. Hinshaw was born on November 26, 1927, in Ogema to Nels and Bessie (Matejka) Mortenson.

Lorraine was a caring and devoted mother and homemaker. "Grandma Rayne" enjoyed family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids. She displayed her strength in many different ways. She loved her family unconditionally and always saw the best in everyone. Mrs. Hinshaw loved spending time with her family in Minnesota and crocheting. She was also a loyal and avid Cubs fan.

On March 3, 1950, in La Porte, she married Kenneth A. Hinshaw. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2008.

Survivors include her two daughters, Debbie (John) Hoos and Cheryl A. Hinshaw, and a son, Kenneth "Butch" Hinshaw, all from La Porte; grandchildren, Sandi (Greg Hux) Hoos of La Porte, and John (Debbie) Hoos of South Bend; great grandchildren, Bryce Alan Hoos and Ava-Rayne Elizabeth Hoos both of South Bend. She is also survived by her two sisters, Marion "Meme" Cable of Sparta, Wis., and Georgie (Jim) Towles of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Two brothers Nels (Karen) Mortenson of Ogema, Minnesota, and Clyde (Dorothy) Mortenson of Yerington, Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three sisters, LaVina Zima, Arlene Griffith, and Ruby Gorne.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd. La Porte, Ind. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. A private burial will take place in Pine Lake Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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