Lorraine Burtts, 78, Bismarck passed away November 20, 2017 in her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:00 pm.
Lorraine was born on July 11, 1939, in Bismarck to Theodore and Lillian (Gabel) Christianson. She was raised and educated in Bismarck, ND. She was united in marriage to Bill Burtts on December 30, 1957 in Bismarck. She was a stay at home mother until her children went to school. She then returned to the University of Mary and received a teaching degree, and taught kindergarten at UTTC for a number of years.
Lorraine and Bill enjoyed vacationing and traveling with their family and visited many states. Lorraine enjoyed many hobbies, including sewing, ceramics, canning, baking, reading, embroidering, and cake decorating. She also enjoyed flowers, playing cards and visiting with her friends.
Lorraine is survived by her husband: Bill; Children: Cindy and John Schmidt, Clayton and Jerri Burtts, and Jami and Justin Wangler; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sister: Dee Wahl as well as many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Elaine Becker.
The family wishes to extend much gratitude to the many healthcare professionals who have cared for her these past few months.