Lorraine Claude (Vollmer) Permann passed away at age 93, on May 19, 2012 at The Pocatello Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 22, 1919, in American Falls, Idaho to Christian (Chris) H. and Hanna M. Vollmer. Lorraine married Cecil Brady Haggard in American Falls, Idaho. They had one son, Vernon D. (Haggard) Permann, and were later divorced. Lorraine married Otto William Permann in 1940 at Dillon, Montana. Lorraine and Otto leased two farms in the Roy area, and in 1945 purchased a home in American Falls which allowed their son Vern to attend and graduate from American Falls high school. In 1951 they purchased a farm located in the Crystal area of Arbon Valley. The home in American Falls was sold in 1956, and they made their permanent residence on the farm at Crystal. During the next 14 years, 3 additional farms were purchased that bordered the initial farm. In addition to cooking and cleaning for her family and several seasonal farm laborers, Lorraine worked in the fields and operated several different types of farm equipment. In 1965 Otto and Lorraine sold all of the farms and retired in Pocatello, Idaho where they purchased and sold several different properties, settling at 78 Cedar Hills Drive. They traveled extensively until Otto became ill and passed away in 1980. Lorraine met a friend and companion Warren R. Dixson, and they enjoyed traveling until his passing in 1999. Lorraine is survived by her Son Vern and daughter-in-law Bonnie Permann who live near Culdesac, Idaho. Lorraine is also survived by a brother George (Thelma) Vollmer of American Falls, Idaho, granddaughter Joni S. (Mike) Petersen, great-grandchildren, Austin, Evan, Dylan and Ava Grace Petersen of Stratton, Nebraska, grandson Vaun D. (Beatrix) Permann, and great-grandson, Michael Permann of Ogden, Utah. Lorraine is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins who have remained close, and have been of great comfort to her. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents Chris and Hanna Vollmer, husband Otto W. Permann, companion Warren R. Dixson, and grandson John Douglas Permann. There will be a Graveside service Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00am, at the Falls View Cemetery, American Falls, Idaho. A luncheon will follow at the Willow Bay Baptist Church, 246 Lee Street, American Falls, Id.
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