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Loraine Augustine 12/21/2015

Loraine R. Augustine, age 90 of River Falls, WI and formerly of rural Lake City, MN and San Diego CA, died on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the River Falls Area Hospital.  Loraine was born the daughter of Reinhold and Edna (Albers) Schulz on October 29, 1925 in Pine Island, MN.  Loraine graduated from Goodhue High School with the class of 1943.  She attended two years of Business College in Chicago. Loraine was married to Charles Augustine on October 3, 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  Loraine and Charles bought a farm near Lake City, MN in 1949.  Their farm Hi-Land Acres was nationally recognized for their prize winning beef cattle. They retired in 1977 and moved to San Diego, CA, then moving back to MN in 1996.  Loraine enjoyed raising and showing her prize winning flowers. She was commissioned as a certified international flower judge; elected the first female President of the MN Horticultural Society; a skilled artist & painter having created beautiful drawings and Ukrainian Eggs. Loraine was an excellent cook and baker; her talents extending to creating numerous wedding cake designs; playing her piano was an interest that she enjoyed in her spare time. Loraine was always active in her church serving and heading many committees over the years.  She was a strong, caring person with a magnetic personality. Loraine is preceded in death by her parents, Reinhold and Edna Schulz; siblings, Bill Schulz, Elroy Schulz and Fritz Schulz.  Loraine is survived by her children, Gary (Millie) Augustine and Colette (Jerry) Carlson; grandchildren, Marc (Candice) Augustine, Jason (Tracy) Augustine, Paige Augustine, Dawn Carlson, Shelley (Anders) Berg, Brandy Stewart, and Tristan Kjeseth; many great-grandchildren; sister Marla Tupper and many other relatives and friends.  A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 9, 2015 at 11 am at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street in River Falls.  Memorial visitation was also Saturday from 10-11 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Loraine Augustine Memorial.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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