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Lorraine B. Hellickson

Lorraine B Hellickson age 99, of Sanborn, MN died on December 13, 2020, at Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton, MN.

A private service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn, MN on Friday, December 18, 2020

The clergy will be Pastor Ethan Boese. Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Sanborn, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Lorraine B. Hellickson was born September 26, 1921 to Adolph and Barbara (Bauman) Lampl in New Ulm, MN. She attended New Ulm Parochial School and then worked at the Men’s Trouser Factory in New Ulm. On June 23, 1940, she was united in marriage to Raymond “Jim” Haak in Sanborn. The couple farmed near Sanborn where they raised their two children. They retired in 1998 and moved into Sanborn, Jim then died 4 months later. On June 5, 2005, Lorraine married Don Hellickson in Sanborn. Don died in 2012. Lorraine had a large vegetable and flower garden at the farm, and enjoyed cooking, canning, and baking. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, and fancy work. Lorraine loved when her grandchildren were with her, especially when they would come stay at the farm.

She is survived by her children – Gary Haak of Mt. Vernon, SD and Jackie (Curtis) Schenk of Sanborn; grandchildren – Barry Schenk (Mary Sternberg), Terry (Jolene) Schenk, Cindy Gilbert, Jerri Therkilsen (Mike), Kayla (Martin) Wersal; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husbands – Jim Haak and Don Hellickson; sisters – Jeanette (Mike) McDoungh, Jean (Tom) Roiger, and Doris (Richard) Genelin.

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