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Lorraine Taylor

Aug 28, 2021

Oct. 29, 1929-Aug. 21, 2021

Lorraine Evanell Taylor,

91, formerly of Minot died

at her daughter’s home in

Hood River, Oregon, on

August 21, 2021.

Evanell was born on

October 29, 1929 in Gran-

ville, North Dakota to Otto

and Anna Fosness Peter-

son. She attended high

school in Bantry and later

attended business colleges

in Wahpeton and Minot.

She married Walter James

Taylor at the Bantry

Methodist Church on June

16, 1952. They had a cat-

tle ranch in the Bantry

area while maintaining a

home in Minot. While Mr.

Taylor worked at the

Minot Air Force Base,

Evanell worked in the Re-

gister of Deeds office in

McHenry and Ward Coun-

ties, and retired to Minot

in the early 1980’s.

Evanell joined the many

trips they took as a family

– traveling around the

United States. She will be

remembered as a puzzle

wizard in her spare time.

In 2015 she moved to

Oregon to live with her

daughter, LuAnn.

Mrs. Taylor is survived

by: her children, LuAnn

and her husband Bernard

Trotebas; and Bryan Tay-

lor – Minot. She also

leaves 2 brothers, Merle –

Norwich, North Dakota

and LaVerne – Minneso-


She was preceded in

death by: her parents; her

husband, Walter, on April

26, 2004; a sister, Orline

Badke; and a brother,


Funeral services will be

held at the Tunbridge

Norwegian Evangelical

Lutheran Church at Tun-

bridge – 5 miles west of

Rugby, on Saturday, Au-

gust 28, 2021 at 11:00


Following the service

she will be buried at Sun-

set Memorial Gardens in

Minot, next to her hus-


Visitation will be held

at the Niewoehner Fun-

eral Home in Rugby on

Friday from 5-7 PM and

also at the church after 10

AM on Saturday.

On-line tributes at


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