Lorraine J. Hoogeveen, age 88, of Willmar, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 14, at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov., 18, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg. Interment will be at Holland Township Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Central Minnesota Christian School are preferred. Arrangements are with the Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg. www.tricountyfuneral.com
Lorraine Joyce Hoogeveen was born on September 2, 1932, in Prinsburg, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Roelofs) Hoogeveen. Lorraine grew up in the Prinsburg community and attended CMCS through grade 10 and then graduated from Clara City High School in 1950.
She began working at Rice Memorial Hospital in June of 1950 as a file clerk for the administration and later in the business office and medical records. Four years later she accepted a position of Medical Records Supervisor and was later appointed Director of Medical Records.
While working full time at Rice Memorial Hospital, she worked on her college education by correspondence courses and night classes. She acquired her registration as a medical records administrator in the American Health Information Management Association. In June of 1972, Lorraine completed her education at the University of Minnesota-Morris.
In 1977, Lorraine accepted a position with the Professional Services Quality Council of Minnesota located in Rochester, Minnesota. She returned to Rice Memorial Hospital four years later retaining her position as Director of Medical Records. On June 24, 1994, Lorraine retired form Rice Hospital.
She was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, being active on many committees, playing organ as well as belonging to Mission Club.
Following retirement, Lorraine volunteered at Rice Memorial Hospital, Rice Care Center, New 2 You Thrift Store, Rice Hospice and Crossroads Prison Ministries. She loved spending time with her family and friends which often included trips to Minneapolis and eating at the Nankin Restaurant.
On February 17, 1964, Lorraine purchased her first car, a Ford Fairlaine. Her brother-in-law, Delmar Mulder helped install hand controls to help her drive. She was so excited for her new freedom. Two weeks after she was able to drive, Lorraine and her mother, Gertrude, drove to downtown Minneapolis, parked in the Radisson ramp and enjoyed the noon luncheon at the Nankin Restaurant. Lorraine continued to drive until she moved to Sunrise Village in Willmar.
Lorraine was able to take music lessons and was able to share her talents by playing the organ at the Willmar CRC. Playing the organ was made possible by Lorraine uncle, Ed Hebrink, who built a platform plus extensions to play the foot pedals.
She shared her talents at the piano many times when the family was able to gather for the holidays by playing Christmas carols as the family sand along.
Lorraine enjoyed taking many trips with her mon and other family members.
She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Stan (and Clara) Hoogeveen of Pella, Iowa, and a sister-in-law, Lydia Hoogeveen of Willmar, besides many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Angie (and Robert) Gort, Esther (and Anthony) Zondervan, Eva (and Lester) Brouwer and Helen (and Delmar) Mulder; and one brother, Harry Hoogeveen. Blessed be her memory.