Lorraine Venhuizen, 92, of Rapid City and formerly of Quinn, died on August 25, 2019 at Touchmark at All Saints senior living in Sioux Falls. A Prayer Service will be held Thursday, August 29 at 2:00 pm at George Boom Funeral home in Sioux Falls, with services and burial to follow in Rapid City at a later date.
Lorraine Arlene Deibert was born to Emmanuel and Alvina (Gatzke) Deibert on November 29, 1926 in Herreid, South Dakota. She graduated from Herreid High School and, following graduation, received her nursing certificate from St. Mary Nursing School in Bismarck, North Dakota.
It was in Bismarck that Lorraine met Tonnis “Tony” Venhuizen. Tony and Lorraine were married on December 7, 1947 in Herreid. They made their home on the Venhuizen family ranch, north of Wasta in Meade County; it was here that they raised their three children. The family moved into Quinn in 1968 while continuing to operate the ranch.
Lorraine spent more than fifty years in nursing, working in communities including Wall, Quinn, Philip, New Underwood, and Kadoka, and throughout western South Dakota as a county health nurse.
Grateful for having shared Lorraine’s life are her brother Wilmer Deibert of Ipswich; three children, Lyle (Carol Pitts) Venhuizen of Rapid City, Keith (Nan) Venhuizen of Sioux Falls, and Tonya (Ron) Matt of Sioux Falls; her grandchildren, Brett (Kristi) Venhuizen of Grand Forks ND, Carissa (Danny) Barnette of Robinson TX, Leah (Aaron) Prestbo of Sioux Falls, Tony (Sara) Venhuizen of Sioux Falls, Wayne (Melanie) Venhuizen of Flagstaff AZ, Eric (Alissa) Matt of Sioux Falls, David Venhuizen of Los Angeles CA, and Scott Venhuizen of Chicago IL; and her great-grandchildren: Jacob, Caitlyn, Reed, Henry, Elizabeth, Simone, Madeleine, and Thomas; sister-in-law Violet Venhuizen; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Lorraine in death were her parents, her husband, sister Arlouene Rossow and her husband Jerome, brother Erwin Deibert, sister-in-law Bernice Deibert, daughter-in-law Jennifer Venhuizen, and many Venhuizen in-laws.