Lorraine Nyale Ackroyd passed away on October 14, 2013, at Casa Maria Healthcare Center. She was born on February 6, 1923, in Beaver Creek, Minnesota. She was the oldest of six children born to Leonard and Verdi (Newberg) Ormseth.
When Lorraine graduated from high school in 1940, she moved to Minneapolis, MN, to pursue a career in singing. During the war, she sang with a radio troop and a dance band in Sioux Falls, SD. She also worked in advertising, writing radio commercials.
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