Lorraine Vorwerk

Lorraine Vorwerk

Lorraine “Corky” Vorwerk, 82, Detroit Lakes, died July 12, 2016, at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

A funeral service was Saturday, July 16, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.

Lorraine Lundberg was born May 7, 1934, in Detroit Lakes to Alfred and Lilly (Peterson) Lundberg. She grew up and attended country school in rural Detroit Lakes. In 1948 she moved into Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1952.

In November of 1952 she married Lyle Birky in Tucson, Arizona. They lived in Los Angeles, California, where Lorraine worked for Biltmore Homes and General Electric. In 1964 they moved to Luverne. Lyle was killed in a trucking accident in 1974.

Lorraine married Donald Vorwerk in 1976 in Sisseton, South Dakota. They made their home in Detroit Lakes. Lorraine owned and operated the Yarn Barn in Detroit Lakes for a number of years. She taught knitting, crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed baking and decorating cakes and cookies.

She is survived by one son, Zane (Barb) Birky, Eden Prairie; four daughters, Zoe (Alan) Harnack, Beaver Creek; Calene (David) Williams, Roseville, California; Rachele (Roger) Taylor, Lakeville; and Memory (Mark Hokanson) Grones, Sauk Centre; one stepson, Gene (Sherry) Vorwerk, North Branch; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn (David) Mills, Pleasant Hills, Missouri; one brother, Darrell (Diane) Lundberg, Branson, Missouri; and family friend Rick Weisser, Detroit Lakes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Lyle Birky and Donald Vorwerk; a brother, Conrad Lundberg; and a sister, Shirley “Cookie.”

Arrangements were by West Kjos Funeral home, Detroit Lakes,  www.westkjos.com.

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