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Lorraine “Ranee” Hovde


Obit-HovdeEstes Park resident Lorraine “Ranee” Hovde died at home Monday, February 17, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was 92 years old.

Lorraine Olson was born August 21, 1921 in Colfax, WI. Her parents were Olaf and Helga (Johnson) Olson. After graduating from Colfax High School, Ranee attended vocational school. She worked for the Universal Match Company, Dayton’s Department Store and Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, all in Minneapolis, MN.

On June 29, 1947 she married Howard Kenneth Hovde in Minneapolis, MN. In 1983 the couple moved to Shakopee, MN where Ranee joined St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and vegetables.

She is survived by a son James Hovde, a daughter Karen Davis and her husband John, and grandchildren Jennifer, Megan, Cheryl, Thomas and Michael, all of Estes Park.

A memorial service will celebrate Lorraine’s life on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the United Methodist Church of Estes Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Estes Park in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Ranee’s family.

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