April 10, 1926-April 19, 2013
HENDRICKS - Services for Elizabeth Orren, 87, of Hendricks will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Hendricks with Rev. Allen Molascon officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Birk Funeral Home in Hendricks with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Faith Lutheran Brethren Church, 306 Oak St., Hendricks, MN 56136.
She passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Elizabeth (Hass) Orren was born on April 10, 1926, in Island Lake Township, Lyon County, the daughter of August and Anna (Bierman) Hass. She was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lyon County. On Dec. 15, 1943, she married Harold Orren in Marshall. They farmed near Lynd and Hendricks until Harold retired in 1973.
Elizabeth worked at the Hendricks Hospital in the dietary department. She enjoyed doing handwork, cooking, baking, gardening and also enjoyed flowers and houseplants. Elizabeth cherished being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and most of all doing things for her children.
She is survived by her two children, Janice (Dale) Weston of Newport and Darlene (Elton) Bresson of Watertown, S.D.; 10 grandchildren, Kim (Duane) Steffes, Shelly (Joe, Jr.) Rybinski, Sue (Andy) Sywak, Molly (Mike) Barborek, Joni (Eric) Buffalohead, Tate (Suyapa) Weston, Sara Weston, Adam Weston, Artena (Ken) Moon and Cori (Travis) Peterson; 25 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Harold; son, Dale; sister, Caroline Thooft; brothers, Ralph and Carl Hass.
Blessed be her memory.