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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Lorene Doris Sutton
June 20, 1940 - November 11, 2022

Place of Birth: Mayville, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 82



Lorene Sutton, 82, of Williston, ND passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Williston, ND.

Lorene Doris Sutton was born June 20, 1940 in McVille, ND, the 4th child of Johnnie and Emma (Geres) Olson. As a young girl she was her mother’s best helper. Taking care of her invalid brother and the other younger siblings and even doing so for a time alone when her mother was very ill. When her mother got well, they both started work at the Mercy Hospital and helped support the family. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended school in Williston, ND.

She married Allen Sutton on January 16, 1960 in Williston, ND and became his partner in farming and ranching on the family homestead. Lorene loved all aspects of farming and ranching. From tending to her flock of chickens, orphaned lambs and calves, to gardening and preparing delicious meals for guests or anyone who happened to stop by. Every Friday she would go on her egg route delivering up to 100 dozen eggs.

Lorene was also a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and making crafts.

Over the years she served on the Township Board and was the assessor for a time as well. She was a meticulous bookkeeper and caught the eye of some that would have liked to hire her. Lorene was generous, kind and loving, nurturing children and animals as well. There was always room for someone who needed a place to stay for as long as they liked. She also was a great help to her parents, family and elderly neighbors, taking time for them whenever possible. She was the family member who was always upbeat and ready to take on a challenge.

When she retired from farming, she and her sister opened up an antique and craft store. Lorene made countless crafts for the store and Allen took them too many auctions and flea markets to find wares. And of course, they found a garage sale or two. She also enjoyed and loved her pets, Diamond and Tiger.

In the later years, she and Allen had some memorable trips to Arizona and the Norsk Hostfest. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She loved keeping up on the families, especially enjoyed hearing news of her nieces and nephews, their children and remembering them in her daily prayers. Her faith in God was unshakable so it is a comfort to know that she is now free from pain and with her Lord. She spoke often about reuniting with her loved ones. We know that she is happy and well once again.

Lorene leaves behind her husband, Allen of 62 years; brother, Arvine Olson; sisters, Linda Sturgeon, Marcia (Jake) Stokke; nieces, Kim (Stewart) Boston, Jan (Tom) Winzenburg, Marcie (Randy Borlaug) Sturgeon, Tina (Jeff) Fjelstad, Niki (Jeff) Obie; nephews, Edward (Becky) Sturgeon, J.J. (Lexi Kueffler) Stokke.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harlow Olson; sister, Marion Sibley; sister-in-law, Marion Olson; brother-in-law, Jack Sibley.
Thank You
The family wants to thank the staff of CHI Medical Center for the wonderful care over the years, the ambulance crew for their quick response always, the Staff at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home for their help and kindness during this time. Also for those who visited and brought in food while she was homebound and helped out in various ways.

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Ed Sturgeon (Thornton, Colorado)
Nov 14, 2022
Lorene was my Aunt on my mother's side. She was a kind and giving person. Growing up in Williston, we we would go out to Lorene and Allen's farm on the weekends to help out or just to visit. Lorene always cooked us some great meals and I remember getting to watch Walt Disney movies in their bed. When we couldn't keep our dog, Butchy, in town because he liked to run so much, Lorene and Allen kept him out on the farm for us. Lorene always spoiled her pets, treating them like children, and we were grateful for that. She will truely be missed. Love you and miss you already!!!
David Arnson (Williston, ND)
Nov 15, 2022
To Allen, so sorry to learn of Lorene’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you at the difficult time.
Marcie Sturgeon (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma )
Nov 16, 2022
I will always remember my godmother in my heart with loving thoughts. She was not only an Auntie but a very loving friend and may the angle's wings find her way to heaven. My heart goes out to Uncle Allen, her family and friends.
Jeanne Knudsvig & Bonnie Smith
Nov 16, 2022
Our prayers & thoughts are with all of you keep her memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead...
Sincere sympathy
Jeanne & Bonnie
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