Blue Earth Lorraine V. Hilpipre, age 85, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Pine Point Hospice in Macon, Ga. Funeral Services were held on Dec. 4, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Blue?Earth. The Rev. Brent Walker officiated. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery in Elmore. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine was born June 15, 1928, in Frost, the daughter of Martin and Lillian M. (Paulson) Skogen. She attended district 117 country school in Frost. She has resided in Frost, Blue?Earth, Decatur, Rossville and Eatonton, Ga. Lorraine loved to crochet rugs and made hundreds of them for gifts and to give away. Her hands were always busy with knitting something to give away. Her most recent talent was dedicated to making weighted blankets for autistic children. She made over 60 blankets for children in Minnesota and Georgia. Lorraine loved to cook and can and was very well known for her deer jerky she made from her own special recipe. She was married to William M.?Childs in 1948. To that marriage six children were born. She married Raymond R. Hilpipre on Aug. 3, 1968, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a member of St. Stevens Lutheran Church in Decatur,?Ga., and later St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Ft. Ogelthorpe, Ga. She currently attended Faith Lutheran Church in Blue Earth and Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, Eatonton, Ga.
Lorraine is survived by her husband, Ray Hilpipre, of Eatonton; sons, Thomas (Kathie) Childs, of Fairmont, and Bill (Liz) Childs, of Asheville, N.C.; daughters, Susan (Mark) Hauskins, of Blue Earth, Rebecca (Terry) Markert, of Decatur, and Lori (Dennis) Stapp, of Eatonton; brothers, Ordell (Arlis) Skogen, of Jackson, and Marvin (Sharon) Skogen, of Massalon, Ohio; sisters, Margaret Hauge, of Blue Earth, Eleanor (Marvill) Selvig, of Blue Earth, Delores (Leo) Zinnel, of Estherville, Iowa, and Barbara Pawloski, of Blue Earth; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Sheila Ferguson.
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