Lorraine Rustad, age 91, of McIntosh, MN, passed away on Sunday, November 19th, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25th, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in McIntosh with the Rev. Rene Mehlberg officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, rural McIntosh. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday afternoon at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of McIntosh and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Barb Geer Memorial Library. Checks may be made to "Friends of the Barb Geer Memorial Library" and addressed to City of Middle River, PO Box 57, Middle River, MN 56737.
Lorraine Evelyn Covlin was born on April 8, 1932, in Erskine, Minnesota to parents John and Ellen (Nokleberg) Covlin. She grew up on a farm south of Erskine, attended school in Erskine and graduated from the Crookston Agricultural College.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Sherman Ray Jerome Rustad on November 27, 1949, in Erskine. They lived for a short time with Sherman’s parents before purchasing the home farm north of McIntosh in Lessor Township. It was here that she raised their family and helped with work on the farm.
In her younger years, Lorraine served at a number of restaurants in the area. She also worked for many years for NASDA (now USDA NASS – National Ag Statistics Service) in the Minnesota Field Office as a numerator. Sherman passed away on July 1, 2001.
She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she was President of the ladies’ aide for many years. She had a gift for studying scripture and combining scripture with music. She also enjoyed planning music for services and programs for special events in the church and community. Lorraine enjoyed music throughout her life and passed that love and talent on to her family. She loved to sing and took voice lessons later in her life. She also loved gardening.
Survivors include three children, Diane (Dennis) Boucher of McIntosh, Beverly (Jeff) Kappenman of Madison, AL, and Kevin (Gidget) Rustad of Pengilly, MN; grandchildren, Chris (Cory) Boucher-Springer, Cameo (David) Herem, Caillie (Dustyn) Darco, Saxon (Brian) Seay, Kaul (Kayla) Kappenman, Daley (Donald) Williams, Brianna Geer, Jedediah (Nicole) Geer, Jay Smith and Meagan Smith; 20 great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Covlin; and two sisters, Glora Carver and Cheryl (Wayne) Hegg. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman; daughter, Barbara Geer; granddaughters, Caren Boucher Hunter and Cassandra Boucher Anderson; infant granddaughter, Sara Mae Geer; son-in-law, Danny Geer; and brother-in-law, Dwayne Carver.