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Orene B. Longsdorf, 80

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Orene B. Longsdorf, age 80, of Pepin, died Thursday, June 5, at Pepin Manor Care Center.

She was born the daughter of Arthur and Henrietta (Helgoe) Johnson on Jan. 22, 1934, in Nelson, Wis. She grew up in Nelson and was a graduate of Pepin High School.

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On Dec. 30, 1955, Orene was married to Neil Longsdorf at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They farmed, and Orene owned and operated the Lakeview Inn in Stockholm. She also ran the Stockholm Cafe and the Waterfront Cafe in Maiden Rock. Orene was a longtime member of the Maiden Rock American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and going to Treasure Island.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Henrietta Johnson; husband, Neil Longsdorf; sister, Yvonne Bengtson; and special friend, Dick Krusemark.

Orene is survived by her daughters, Linda (David Olson) Longsdorf, Sue (Mark) Peters, Julie (Paul) Davidson, and Jean (Bob) Grab; grandchildren, Angie (Jason) Jahnke, Beth (Chris) Peltier, Ashley (Marcus Peterson) Grab, Megan Grab, Renee (Abe Fick) Grab, Allison (Chad) Andrea, and Andrea Davidson; great-grandchildren, Brianna Jahnke, Cody Jahnke, Hailey Jahnke, Forest Davidson, Tyler Peltier, Brennan Peltier, Owen Peltier, and Markus Peltier; siblings, Verle Johnson, and Theone (Norbert) Seipel; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Maiden Rock. Visitation will also be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock.

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