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Loren Abrahamson,80, of Warren died on Thursday, January 11, 2024, in the North Star Manor with his family at his side.
Loren Paul Abrahamson was born on August 20, 1943, to Lester and Gladys (Strom) Abrahamson in Warren, MN. He was the second of four boys and farmed with the family when he was young. Loren completed school until 8th grade in Warren. Loren attended a vocational school in Thief River Falls, MN and completed a welding program and continued to farm. He only ever loved one woman and pursued her even when she wasn’t initially interested. After attending dances and sock hops in the area, she finally said “yes." Loren and Chris-Ann Schantzen were married on February 16th, 1963. They had five children and raised them as members of the First Lutheran Church.
In 1976, Loren began a life of sobriety through AA with the help of his sponsor Ed Perry. Ed later became his uncle, and he maintained his sobriety throughout his lifetime. They moved from the farm into town, and shortly thereafter he worked for a farmer. Loren had a need for speed and raced stockcars when he was young. Later in life he enjoyed racing with his son’s racing team and watching races. He loved taking things apart and putting them together. He could fix almost anything as he kept every nut and bolt because he might need it. Loren also took pilot lessons. Loren & Chris-Ann purchased land up in northern Minnesota where he enjoyed the serenity of the outdoors. It was known as the deer hunting “shack." He enjoyed the trails and watching deer. He was taunted by the “Midnight buck” who would come out at night to feed and could be seen with binoculars from the cabin window. The “shack” is where the family would gather for the week of deer hunting, and he taught them all to hunt. The land he loved is where his granddaughter Samantha chose to be married. Loren and his wife moved to St Peter, MN and he worked for Pier Pleasure lifts and docks company as a welder. While living there, he completed his GED in 2000. Later they moved to the cabin in Grygla, MN and he worked for Marvin Windows company.
When he retired, they moved back to Warren, MN where they enjoyed being active in the community. They became members of the Evangelical Covenant Church and volunteered in various church activities. Loren loved his family and community. He was a member of the Lions Club of Karlstad, MN; Warren Pony Boosters; Marshall Co. Historical Society where he enjoyed mowing the lawn; Warren Rod and Gun Club as he was an avid trap shooter. Loren’s lifelong enjoyment of trap shooting inspired his grandson Jaden to shoot trap in High School; RC Underground club driving RC cars; He enjoyed throwing horseshoes; fishing and even playing early morning golf. He attended all his own children’s activities and followed them to every sporting event. He also supported his grandchildren’s events, all he needed was the date, time and place he was there. Loren also hauled sugar beets for the Millers which were his cousin’s children, as he was a farmer at heart even in retirement. He worked hard his entire life and sacrificed for his family.
Loren is survived by his wife, Chris-Ann, of nearly 61 years; five children, Keith (Pam) Abrahamson of Warren, MN; Todd (Beth) Abrahamson of Grygla, MN; Jodi Abrahamson (Bob) of Warren, MN; Kim (Jim) Neubauer of St. Peter, MN and Mindi (Rick) Acker of Bismarck, ND; nine grandchildren, Victoria Lubarski, Samantha (Steven) Olson, Jessica Abrahamson, Dustin Smith, Kelsey Smith, Kaylee (Brandon) Reichel, Noelle (Konnor) Kittel; Jaden Neubauer, Hunter Acker; three greatgrandchildren, Kasyn Abrahamson, Bristol and Derek Olson. Brothers Allen Abrahamson of Menifee, CA and Brian Abrahamson of Warren, MN and sister-in-law Sharon Abrahamson of Warren, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ron Abrahamson and sister-in-law Masako “Sachiko” Abrahamson
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 10:30 AM, in The Evangelical Covenant Church of Warren, MN.
VISITATION: One hour prior.
INTERMENT: Greenwood Cemetery, Warren, MN.
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