Lorina was born in Hamler, Ohio on December 28, 1911, the daughter of William and Katharina (Bruns) Kruse. She married Eldon G. Arps, and he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta. Lorina’s family remembers her as a firm but loving task-master. She would helpfully instruct, but was not satisfied until you did it right! She was a self-taught perfectionist. Her giving nature was often on display with her cooking. She was a talented cook who loved to share with the people she cared about. Everyone remembers her delicious pies! Lorina spent many days volunteering at church and cooking Rotary dinners. Lorina was always a good friend and neighbor.
Surviving are her children, Phillip Arps of Delta, Barbara A. Churchill of Anchorage, Alaska and Mary E. (Tom) Thompson of Duluth, Minnesota. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and children, Stephen Arps, David Arps, and Rosemarie Arps.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Delta has been entrusted with arrangements.
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