Lorna Theresa Stern was born on May 16, 1934, to Lawrence and Emilie (Raddatz) on Lorna's grandmothers' farm in Redwood County. She attended country school until 5th grade, Zion Lutheran School until 8th grade, and then graduated from Sanborn Public School. Lorna worked as a housekeeper, at Ben Frantz poultry processing plant, St. John Lutheran Home, and Del Monte Foods. Lorna was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn where she was active in the Ladies Aid and was a member of St. John Lutheran Home Auxiliary. Lorna enjoyed flowers, embroidery quilting, and visiting with friends.
Lorna died on January 9, 2018, at Wood Dale Home in Redwood Falls, MN, her home for the last 11 years, at the age of 83.
She is survived by her siblings Delbert (Gayle) Stern of Bloomington, Dale (Arline) Stern of Crystal, and Karen (Jerry) Steinbach of Champlin; niece Julie Stern and her children Chris, Andrew, and Alex; nephew Eric (Emily) Stern and their children Amelia and Aaron; niece Maria (Bruce) Reedstrom and their son Nathaniel; and nephew Daniel Steinbach. Lorna was preceded in death by her parents and nephew David in infancy.