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Lorna Braget

November 18, 1927 — December 8, 2021

Grand Rapids, MN/Formerly Detroit Lakes

Lorna (Johnson) Braget, 94, formerly of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away peacefully at Bigfork Communities with her daughters at her side on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 12:08am.

Lorna was born November 18,1927 in Holmesville Township, rural Rochert, MN to Ole and Christina (Momb) Johnson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Egelund Lutheran Church and attended grade school in District 77 country school.  She is a 1946 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School and a 1947 graduate of Parision School of Cosmetology and Hair Design in Minneapolis, MN. Lorna was united in marriage to Al Braget in 1947 in Minneapolis.  They lived in Duluth, St. Cloud, Mason City, IA and Aberdeen, SD where Lorna worked as a model and salesgirl in Pred’s Women’s Clothing Store.  They are the parents of three children, Crystal, Alan and Lori. They moved to Pelican Rapids, MN and Grand Forks, ND before moving to E. Grand Forks, MN where Lorna opened her first beauty shop.  In 1964, they moved to Bagley and lived on the shores of Lamond Lake.  Lorna once again opened a beauty shop while in Bagley.  In 1974, they moved to Mizpah, MN where Al and Lorna opened a real estate office through Strout Realty.  They received a top sales award with a prize of an 8-day trip to the Hawaiian Islands.

After retirement, they bought a motorhome and traveled.  They kept busy and enjoyed selling merchandise at area flea markets, as well ice cream and food from their dairy wagon.  They loved all the warm Southern winter weather as well as all the new people they met along the way.

When Al passed away in 2000, Lorna moved back to her hometown of Detroit Lakes.  She spent a few years living in Cloquet, MN to be closer to her children.  Lorna’s last two and a half years were spent making friends at Bigfork Valley Communities.

Lorna is survived by her children, Crystal (Paul) Sword, Alan (Mary) Braget and Lori (Russ) Shoemaker; grandchildren, Aaron (Melissa) Thompson, Heather Braget, Jessica Braget, Rusty Shoemaker; great grandchildren: Paige, and Spencer Thompson, a sister Gladys Johnson, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Christina, a brother, Jesse, Sisters, Olga Wilke and Ellen Olmstead and a brother, Paul Johnson

A celebration of Lorna’s life will be Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Egelund Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes with visitation 1 hour prior to the service, Pastor Kim Schnitzer, officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery. A lunch will follow the interment.  David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 30, 2022

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Interment following funeral service

Rural Detroit Lakes Hwy 26/CR 26

, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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