Lorraine Ballweg

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Lorraine Ballweg, 94, of Langdon, who passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Posted 05/18/2017


Burial at St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery in Nekoma.

Lorraine June Melland was born July 15, 1922 in Williston. She grew up in the Nekoma area and graduated from Nekoma High School before attending a business college in Park River. She and Chester Mann were united in marriage on May 1, 1946 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Nekoma. They farmed and had four children together. After Chester’s death in 1964, she continued to raise their family while working as a bookkeeper for Farmers Union. On December 6, 1969, she married Clarence Ballweg in Langdon. They lived their life together in Langdon.  She volunteered at the hospital and did ceramics in her younger years. She loved to play cards and was a great cook. She was a charter member of the Langdon Eagles Auxiliary, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was a Catholic Daughter.

Surviving Lorraine are her children: Carol (Ken) Myhre of Langdon, Dale (Becky) Mann of Grand Forks, and David (Antoinette) Mann of Bismarck; grandchildren: Wendy (Scott) Wentzloff, Shawn Torkelson, Mark (Jen) Myhre, Owen (Jessie) Myhre, Nicole Goodwin, Kaitlyn Mann, Cassidy Mann, Carly Mann, Maegan Mann, Trisha (Eric) Johnson, Michael Roth, and Adam Roth; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; step-children: Keith Ballweg, Gayle (Larry) Coles, and Sheila (Rich) Pulju; several step-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Tom (Mary) Mann.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Chester and Clarence, son Dennis, and step-son Darrell (Cheryl) Ballweg.

Brooks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at