Lorraine was born in Humphreys, Mo. She married Twyller Fredell in 1940 in Trenton, Mo. He passed away June 6, 2003.
Her five children are Robert and Kathleen, Orion; Joyce, East Moline; Dennis and James are deceased. She has nine grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She spent most of her life as a housewife on their farm in rural Orion and is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Orion.