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October 14, 1956 - July 21, 2017
Service Date: August 1, 2017
Visitation begins at 10:00 am, Memorial Service at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave, Duluth.
Lorenda “Rennie” (Haug) Ingersoll, 60, died peacefully with her family at her side, Friday July 21, 2017 after a 9-year battle with triple negative breast cancer. She was born October 14, 1956 in St. Cloud Minnesota.
Lorenda had a knack for making things beautiful. Her creativity shone in her sewing, quilting, knitting, the way she decorated her home, and especially her gardens. She loved to travel with her husband Brad, bringing home fabric and yarn as reminders of their trips and telling wild tales of dodging pickpockets in Barcelona.
Above all, Lorenda cared for others. She had a magical ability to develop a bond with any child, was always happy to bring out coloring books and a plate of cookies, and never let a child leave without a hug. Her grandchildren were absolutely the joy of her life. Although they live all over the country, they always looked forward to a call, visit, or good old-fashioned card from grandma.
Although Lorenda worked in management and banking for many years, her true occupation in life was creating spaces for people to feel comfortable and welcome. Whether at work or home, she always greeted everyone with a smile and did everything she could to make them feel like they mattered to her.
Lorenda will be missed by many, but especially her husband of 40 years, Brad and her four children Nathan (Melissa) Ingersoll, Elena (John) Haymond, Matthew Ingersoll, and Gillian (Ian) Curtis, her 11 grandchildren, her mother Geraldine Haug, and four siblings Mark (Linda) Haug, Gayle Haug, Mike (Beata) Haug, Kari Haug, and many other family and friends.
Lorenda said goodbye to her birth mother at the age of 5 and her father just last November.
Visitation begins at 10:00 am, Memorial Service at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave, Duluth. Rev. Joyce Piper officiating, services by Affordable Cremation & Burial, 491-7011, affordableduluth.com. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to support cancer research at the University of MN Masonic Cancer Center at http://chainbreakerride.org/pelotons/medical-school-duluth/
Lorenda’s family would like to extend special thanks to her St. Luke’s Cancer Center family, Dr. Anne Silva-Benedict, Colleen, and all the nursing staff for their skills, and kindness through her journey with cancer.