Lorraine “Perk” Lien, age 86 of Elbow Lake, MN, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Visitation for Perk Lien will be Friday, June 21, 2019, one hour prior to the service at Rock Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Elbow Lake, MN.

Funeral service for Lorraine “Perk” Lien will be Friday, June 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Rock Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Elbow Lake, MN. Burial in the church cemetery.

Perk was born on July 31, 1932, in Fergus Falls to John Henry and Inga (Thompson) Pergande.  She was baptized and confirmed at the United Church of Christ in Fergus Falls, attended school in Carlisle Township, north of French, and graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1950.  Perk worked at the Park Region Bakery in Fergus Falls and later at deLendrecies Department Store in Fargo, ND.  She was the Avon Lady in Stony Brook Township and surrounding area for many years.

On April 30, 1955, Perk and Orville Lien were married at the United Church of Christ in Fergus Falls.  They dairy farmed until the fall of 1963 but continued to live on the farm until 1985, when they moved to Elbow Lake.  In December of 2017, Perk moved to Starbuck, MN.

Perk enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, dancing, word finds, and bowling.  She and Orville also enjoyed traveling.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Rock Prairie Lutheran Church ladies circle.

She is survived by her daughter: Jacquelyn Hauglie of Starbuck, MN, and son: Anthony Paul Lien of Moorhead, MN; grandchildren: Charity Hauglie, Corwin (Cathie Carlson) Hauglie, Cassandra Kay Hauglie, Nicholas (Amanda) Kvamme and Dustin (Tuyen) Lien; great-grandchildren: Colton, Sawyer, Anthony (Kendra), Damon, Quinton, Tyler, Jordan, Katrina, Dustin, Jr., Payton, Brooke, Paisleigh, and Aspen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Orville, her brother, the Rev. Neil Pergande, her sister, Ione Swanton and her son-in-law, Loren Hauglie.

Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake, MN.


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