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Lorraine Sauter

February 10, 1933 — August 11, 2015

Lorraine Sauter, 82, Mesa, AZ formerly of Mandan, died August 11, 2015 at her residence in Mesa, AZ.

Services will be held at Noon on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mandan, ND with Rev. Ryan Wolfe officiating. Burial will be at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Lorraine was born to Edward A. and Hazel I. (Peterson) Bomstad on February 10, 1933, at Stanley, ND, joining brothers and sisters Ilene, Floyd, Shirley, and Burnette on a farm near Lostwood, ND. School was easy and she made great friends. Life was good.

Lorraine met Howard Sauter, a Mandan native, on a blind date in April 1952 and were married on August 17th. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary before Howard passed away on January 9, 2011. They raised three loving sons, Bruce Strom (Cynthia), Rod Sauter (Arlene) and Stu Sauter.

During her marriage she traveled to all 50 states, to most of the Canadian provinces, two trips to Europe, and also Mexico. The family tented for many years and saw America at its best. After retirement they spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona.

Lorraine worked for the Morton County Sheriff’s Office and Morton County Juvenile Court until her retirement.

During this time Lorraine grew to love the Lord through her time with Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mandan. God traveled with Lorraine through all times good and bad and she was so grateful that God had given her faith, knowing that wherever she went, He was with her.

Lorraine leaves you with her love and thankfulness, and for the love of her sons, Bruce, Rod and Stu; daughters-in-law, Arlene and Cynthia; granddaughters, Adrienne Strom, Courtney Smith (Dustin) and Serena Fernandez (William); great-grandchildren, Zachary Fernandez and Chloe Fernandez; sister-in-law, Beverly Jacobson and her very special extended family of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her dear friends from Friday lunches, the Morton County Courthouse, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Legal Secretaries, the League of Women Voters who taught her how to appreciate her country and that our country and its laws are only less important than God and family, and to remember how blessed we are to live in freedom, and her friends in Mesa, AZ.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her dearly loved husband, Howard; granddaughter, Shayna Erin Sauter; her parents, Edward and Hazel Bomstad; grandparents, Pete and Blenda Peterson and Lars and Trina Bomstad; brothers, Floyd and Burnie and sisters, Shirley and Ilene.

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