Lorraine Bieniski, 96, of rural Argyle, MN, passed away on March 17, 2020, in Riverview Health, Crookston, MN.
Lorraine Emelia was born on July 20, 1923, in Alma Township, Marshall County, MN, to Frank and Pauline (Wirkus) Nowacki. She attended country school before graduating from Argyle High School. Following that, she attended Aaker's Business College in Grand Forks, ND. On September 30, 1946, Lorraine was united in Holy Matrimony to John T. Bieniski in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alma Township.
Lorraine and John made their home in rural Argyle, where they farmed. In addition to assisting with farm life, Lorraine worked in Warren, MN. She worked for the Marshall County Social Services office for four years before transferring to the office of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation. She worked there for twenty-five years before taking an early retirement in 1974. She and John wintered in Texas for two years but settled in Apache Junction, AZ, for the next twenty-five winters. Following John's death on June 13, 1996, Lorraine continued to live on the farm and spend her winter months in Arizona.
She was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church, and served on Parish Council and in the Altar Society for many years. In addition, she was a lector and an extraordinary minister of holy communion. After the church closed, she transferred her membership to Assumption Catholic Church in Florian.
Lorraine is survived by her son, David Bieniski of Warren, MN; sister, Lucille Haugen of Karlstad, MN; her godchildren, all of whom she was very proud: Richard, Gary, Loren, Earl, Connie, Keith, Larry, and Janelle; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; and her siblings, John, Allen, Edmund, Frank, Norbert, and Raymond Nowacki, Florence Banaszewski, and Berniece Prondzinski.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Assumption Catholic Church, Florian, MN.
- Date and Time are postponed until the COVID-19 social restrictions are lifted. -
VISITATION: Will be held the night before the Funeral Mass, with a Rosary said prior to a Prayer Service.
INTERMENT: St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Alma Township, MN.
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