|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1936|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 2006|
Lorraine Meta Abel, the daughter of Arnold and Ida Louisa Meta (Ziebel) Penning, was born on March 15, 1936 in rural Hubbard, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Hubbard. She received her early education and graduated from Hubbard High School in 1954. She then attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and graduated with a degree in 1956. After graduation, she worked at the courthouse in Albert Lea, MN.
On September 14, 1958, Lorraine married Kaylan Abel at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hubbard, IA. Following their marriage, they lived in Richland, WA, where Kaylan was stationed at Camp Hanford while serving in the U.S. Army. In 1960, they moved to their farm south of Royal where they have lived ever since.
Lorraine was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church where she was involved in the LWML, the noontime bible study, alter guild, she was also a member of the choir. She was also a member of the Peterson Variety Club and organized and ran the L.L.L. fair booth at the Clay County Fair for several years. She also taught Sunday school at Trinity Lutheran Church in Royal. Lorraine enjoyed crocheting, gardening and doing any kind of hand work, but most of all she loved to spend time with her family.
Lorraine passed away at the Spencer Hospital on February 6, 2006, at the age of 69. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kaylan of Linn Grove, IA; her daughter, Lynette Jones of Mankato, MN; her three sons: Dave and his wife, Lori of Royal, IA, Dwayne and Doug both of Linn Grove, IA; seven grandchildren; one brother Leonard Penning and his wife Bernice of Hubbard, IA; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
North Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Rich Robinson
Record added: Dec 27, 2012
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