Lorraine Marie Girodat

A memorial mass was held on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, Minn., for Lorraine Marie Girodat, 75, of Crookston, Minn., who passed away Saturday morning, October 7, 2017, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, Minn.

Posted on 10/12/17

Lorraine was born November 12, 1941 in Cavalier County to the union of Dominic and Anna (Schuler) Hoffarth. She was one of nine brothers and sisters. Growing up Lorraine attended Maida School in Cavalier County and grew up in Langdon. While living in Langdon, she would meet the love of her life, Allen Girodat. The two would be united in marriage on November 18, 1959 in Langdon. After marriage, Lorraine and Allen would move to Grand Forks where the couple would make their home until 2008, when the couple would then move to Crookston, Minn. She and Allen were blessed with two beautiful children, a son, Shane, and daughter Renee. Throughout the years, she was a chef for many different restaurants in the Grand Forks area, such as, Dakota Café, ATO Fraternity, Player’s Sports Bar & Grill, and Hugo’s Deli, from which she would then decide to retire and enjoy time with her family. Some of her favorite hobbies and interests included, her love for cooking, which she always made sure nobody ever left hungry when visiting. She also enjoyed playing Bingo, Tweety, shopping at garage sales, camping at Maple Lake, spending time over the 4th of July at Mt. Carmel and most importantly, there was nothing she loved more than being a loving mother and grandmother, in which she was able to spoil her many grandchildren.

Lorraine will be missed dearly by many family members, which include; daughter: Renee (Richard) Voss of Crookston, Minn.; son: Shane (Alisan) of Crookston, Minn.; grandchildren: Brandon, Bradley, Shayla, Haley, Devin, Connor, and Keaton; sisters: Frances, Dorothy, and Mary Alice; and sister in-laws: Dolores, and Grace; along with many other family members and friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her loving husband: Allen Girodat; parents: Dominic and Anna; brothers: Joseph and Ronald; sisters: Eileen (Stanley), Loretta (Peter), and Margaret (Joseph); and brother in-laws; Cyril, Alfred, and Mathias.

Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service of Crookston, Minn. was in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook at