- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 4, 1938
- Date of passing: Aug 26, 2012
|Let the memory of Lorraine & Gordon will be with us forever|
Lorraine was born Oct. 4, 1938, at West Point to Rolland and Valna (Woerman) VonSeggern.
Survivors of the immediate family include her husband of 54 years, Gordon; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brad and Jane Hultquist of Chandler, Ariz., and Mitch Hultquist of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Carol VonSeggern of West Point.
Those also left to cherish her memory are grandchildren, Luke Hultquist, Anna Hultquist, Sarah Wilson and Tarah Wells.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant triplets, Richard, Rita and Randy.
Lorraine was raised on a family farm east of West Point in Cuming County. She attended rural school and graduated from Lyons High School, class of 1956. She was united in marriage to Gordon Hultquist on Oct. 12, 1958. They farmed for 13 years near Oakland, before moving to Grand Island in 1972. Lorraine worked at various places. She retired from the Grand Island Public Schools following 17 years of service.
She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran faith. She loved music having been a wonderful soloist singing in choirs and for many special occasions. Lorraine loved flower gardening and had a great love for animals. She enjoyed baking for her family and friends. Lorraine had a large open heart that made everyone feel welcome. Her memory and smile will be treasured by many.
Gordon was born on April 27, 1937, on the family farm in Thurston County. Gordon was the youngest and orneriest son of Harry and Esther Hultquist.
Gordon was raised and received his education in the Walthill area, graduating in 1954. Following high school, he farmed until enlisting in the U.S. Marines. After an Honorable Discharge, Gordon continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard where he also received an Honorable Discharge specializing in jet engine mechanics, until he met the love of his life, Lorraine Von Seggern. On Oct. 12, 1958, they were united in marriage at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. Gordon settled back into farming between West Point and Oakland. He loved every minute of farm life.
In 1972, Gordon moved the family to Grand Island and for over 30 years, he was employed by Chief Industries. Gordon was that gold watch kind of guy. He was loyal, dependable, a hard worker and had that old school pride. He had a quick wit, great sense of humor and brought joy to those around him. He passed on a lasting legacy of faith in Christ and love for his fellow man.
"Happy Heavenly Birthday mom! Miss you more than ever mom. I love you and really hate emptying our family home now that dad has joined up with you. Thank you again for being the best mom ever! ❤️
"It has been a very rough two years without " Sweet Lorraine " She is missed so very much and so hard to adjust to life without her. Thank GOD for all the wonderful memories we shared together. It was so great to be married to such a wonderful lady for nearly 54 years. Honey I miss you so much."
"It has been 2 years mom and the house is missing your welcoming voice and the love behind the sound it came with. We miss you."
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