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Hallock, Minn. -Lorraine Nelson, 86,  Hallock, Minn., died at her home Dec. 17, 2012.  
Lorraine Ball was born April 16, 1926 at Ammon, Idaho to Willard and Ethel (Singley) Ball.  She grew up in Ammon a small community near Idaho Falls and graduated from high school there.
Lorraine met Leonard Nelson at the Veteran’s Hospital in Brigham, Utah where he was recovering from injuries he received during WWII. They fell in love and were married May 24, 1946 in Crookston, Minn. The couple settled in Hallock and raised their family there.
Lorraine worked at the ASCS office in Hallock for over 20 years, retiring in 1981. Leonard passed away in 1976.
Lorraine was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the American Legion, Kittson Memorial Hospital and Eagles Auxiliaries.  
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Dave) Meshefski, Hallock; a grandson, Emerson (Riva) Hevia, Lake Stevens, Wash.; two great grandchildren, Bazen and Zander; a brother, Walter Ball, Idaho Falls, Idaho; sisters, Violet Blake, Bountiful, Utah, Marvelle (Val) Morgan, Idaho Falls, Elmoyne Holbrook, Bountiful, Utah, Margene (DeVearl) Nish, Idaho Falls, Barbara Wadsworth, Montello, Nev. and Jeneal (Hal)Wimer, Bountiful, Utah; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard; brothers, Lionel, Morris and Elan; and sisters, Ercel Monsen and Laura Buttars.  
Funeral services are Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church at Hallock.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service.
Rev. Frank Johnson, presiding; Karen Vold, soloist and Diane Younggren, organist.
Casket bearers will be family and friends.
The Austin Funeral Home of Hallock is in charge of arrangements

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