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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Lorrie P. Hill, 78, Grand Forks, formerly of Billings, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Lorraine Phillipine Schneider was born on Feb. 17, 1933, the daughter of Anthony and Marian (Kienlen) Schneider, in Lampman, Saskatchewan, Canada. She grew up and attended school in the Humboldt, Saskatchewan, area. In her pre-teen years, her family moved to Flaxton, where she was raised on her family farm. She graduated from Flaxton High School in 1950. She married Gordon Gosecky in August of 1950 and they had three daughters: twins Donna and Donita and Teresa. Lorrie owned a beauty shop in Columbus and Lignite from 1957 to 1967. In 1961, she met and married Curtis Hill and they had three sons, Steven, Ace and Michael. Lori moved to Billings, where she worked as a guidance counselor after obtaining her master's degree in social work from Eastern Montana College. In her retirement years, she worked at the Billings Walmart Store before fully retiring in 2005. Lorrie moved to Grand Forks in September 2007, where she has resided until her death. Lorrie was an avid reader, and enjoyed sewing and knitting in her leisure time.

She is survived by her six children: daughters, Donita (Mike) Eide, Henderson, Nev., Donna (Lyle) Luenberger, Lynden, Wash., Teresa (Rich) Graziano, Grand Forks; sons, Steven (Amy) Hill, Billings, Ace (Rachelle) Hill, Carnation, Wash., and Mike (Pam) Hill, Billings; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Toni (Kenny Johnson) Schwartz, Minot; brothers, Joseph (Launa) Schneider, Asheboro, N.C., Stanley (Anne) Kienlen, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and her special friends and caregivers, Lisa and Elaine from Home Helpers.

Lorrie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joyce Schneider.

A private family memorial was held at the Norman Funeral Home, 2950 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58201.

The online memorial registry may be signed at

Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks.

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