Lillian Orla Lowe was born October 20th, 1932 in Beaver Creek, Minnesota to Olga and Lee Lowe. Her mother, unfortunately, passed away when she was 7 yrs old.
Orla had 5 siblings: Marlis (Robert) Knudson, James (Ardis), Martin (Dorathy), JoAnn (Fransis) Crawford, Leo (Barbara), and George (Helen). The family moved to Garretson, South Dakota and she graduated high school in 1950.
Orla married Matthew Flanigan in 1956. Together, they had three children; two sons Allan and Edwin, and a daughter, Darla, who passed away at 9 months old. She then married Clarence Peterson a had a daughter, Cheryl, from this union.
Orla worked as a telephone switchboard operator in her early years. She also worked as a cook for Volunteers of America, a housekeeper at Avera Mckennan Hospital, and a hostess & waitress Fry-n-Pan before her retirement.
After health issues affected her, she became a resident at Covington Heights in Sioux Falls then, Winner Regional Health Care of Winner, South Dakota, and finally, the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls.
She is survived by sisters Marlys, Joanne and brother George; children, Allan (Peggy Giberson), Edwin Flanigan, and Cheryl Schipper (Bryan Bolich); grandchildren, Jamie (Lindy) Hill, Jessica (Matt) Adamski, Jacob Flanigan (Sam Goossen) and Jared Flanigan; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.