STONE, Lorraine 1921-2008
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/6/2010 at 12:24:31
Lorraine Stone, 86, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, formerly of Wellsburg, Iowa, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lorraine was born May 21, 1921, in Wellsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Hannah Anderson. Lorraine attended public school in Wellsburg and graduated from Wellsburg High School. After high school, Lorraine enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. During her junior year she was hired by IBM. In 1939 she attended IBM School in New York and they moved her to Minneapolis, where she worked as a Systems Service Secretary.
In 1945 she was united in marriage to Dwight Stone-a long time N.S.P. employee. In 1947, IBM laid off all married women. In 1950, Lorraine went to work for the Minnesota School of Business as the Machines and Accounting Instructor. She worked until 1962.
In 1968, Lorraine enrolled at St. Thomas University to get her Master's Degree in economics. Illness caused her to drop out. She re-enrolled in 1969 and she received her Master's Degree in Economics in 1970.
Lorraine was an active porcelain painter.
She is survived by her husband Dwight Stone of Minneapolis, Minnesota; her lifelong friend, Marcella Neessen of Wellsburg, Iowa; her college friend, Beverly Becker of Racine, Wisconsin; and Jane Pagenkopf of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three male cousins.
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