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Lorena J. Kime, age 92 of Cottage Grove, passed away July 6, 2019.
Memorial visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove. Interment will be 2:05 pm on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Lorena was born in Grasston, Minnesota on December 3, 1926 to Loren and Emma Butler. She graduated from Manly High School in Manly, Iowa in 1944. She and her sister Faye went to California during WWII to assist with the serving the soldiers. Lorena met Manus Kime and they were later married on June 8, 1946. They made their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where they started their family and kept active with their children’s activities. Lorena was an excellent cook who loved to play bingo and go fishing. She also enjoyed sewing, playing cards and spending time at the resort. They moved to Cottage Grove in the early 1960’s. A few years later, she took a job as a cook in the school district where she worked until her retirement in 1994. In her more recent years, Lorena was an active member of the local senior citizen’s center.
She is preceded in death by her parents Loren and Emma; husband Manus D.; step-daughter Sharon Walden; siblings Willis and John Butler, Faye Lomax, Leah Lindberg, Warren Butler and Doris Regan; grandson Manus Kime. Survived by children Lori (Brian) Barquest and Michael (fiancé Kimberly Lambert) Kime; grandchildren Jason (Abby) Kluender, Joseph (Alaina) Patrick III, Taylor Kime, Leslie Blaney and Jeff Sneed; great-grandchildren Jaden, Thea and Max; special friends Harold Meyer and Kathy Girgen; step-son-in-law, Jim Walden and many nieces, nephews and cousins.