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Lorayne Woolheater

January 21, 1930 — July 13, 2022

Lorayne was born on January 21, 1930 in Sioux Falls to George and Sena (Hanson) Embertson. She grew up at Larchwood, Iowa where she graduated from high school.

Lorayne married Wayne "Bud" Woolheater in 1950 and they lived in Sioux Falls. Lorayne was a stay at home mom while her children were young. Bud passed away in 1961. Lorayne went to work to support her family and was a bartender at the Red Lantern and Top Hat for several years. She later took a job at Westward Ho were she worked in the snack shack for nearly 20 years, retiring when she was in her 80's.

She enjoyed bowling and reading

Lorayne is survived by her four children, Linda Hartenhoff, Rachel Bonrud, Sam Woolheater and Gary Woolheater; three grandchildren, Shannon (Marc) Braaten, Tonya (Scott) Jones and David (Lisa) Bonrud; three great grandchildren, Ragan Rommann, Brendon (Amanda) Traphagen and Jayden Ausland; and a great-great granddaughter, Paisley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bud in 1961, and four siblings, Georgina, Betty, Donna and George.

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