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Lorraine Spitzer

October 9, 1923 — June 29, 2016

Lorraine Spitzer

Lorraine A. Spitzer, 92, Bismarck, ND died Wednesday afternoon June 29, 2016 at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND.

Lorraine Buchert was born October 9, 1923 at Max, ND the daughter of Jacob Buchert and Katherine (Wagner) Buchert. She received her elementary education in the local school where she grew to womanhood.

She and Helmuth Spitzer were married June 3, 1945 at Max, ND. They made their home on the farm 8 ½ miles west of Streeter where they farmed. In 1987 they moved into Streeter for their retirement. Helmuth passed away Dec. 4, 1999. Lorraine continued to reside in Streeter until 2001.

She and Elmer Zwicker were married February 10, 2001. They made their home in rural Cole Harbor, ND until July 2008 when they moved to Valley View Heights in Bismarck. Following the death of her husband, December 31, 2012 she continued to live in Bismarck. In 2013 she entered the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center.

She is survived by 1 son, Randy (Wanda) Spitzer, Mandan, ND and 1 daughter, Karla (Scott Friedman) Spitzer, Somis, CA 3 grandchildren, Lorri (Chris) Strand, Kalispell, MT; Jason Spitzer, Sierra Vista, AZ; Shawn Spitzer, Westminster, CO; 2 great grandchildren, Zachary and Ethan Strand. She is also survived by her step daughters, Beverly (Don) Helm, rural Denhoff, ND; Arlyce (Mike) Malarkey, Bismarck, ND; 2 step grandsons, Jason (Brandi) Malarkey and their daughter, Landra, Fargo, ND; David (Janessa) Malarkey and their daughter, Addison, Bismarck, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

Funeral Service - 2:00 PM Thursday July 7, 2016 in the Missouri Slope Lutheran Home in Bismarck, ND, with Chaplain Rebecca Aardahl, officiating

Interment - 4:30 PM at the Zion UCC Cemetery west of Streeter, ND

Visitation - 9:00 - 5:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home in Jamestown, ND

Funeral Service

Thursday, July 7, 2016
2:00 PM

Missouri Slope Lutheran Home
2425 Hillview Ave
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

Graveside Service

Thursday, July 7, 2016
4:30 PM

Zion UCC Cemetery
West of Town
Streeter, North Dakota

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