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Lorraine Mae (Buckman) Kobinski

May 20, 1938 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 84)


Lorraine Mae Kobinski, age 84, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2022 after a seven year battle with Dementia. 

Lorraine Mae Kobinski born May 20, 1938. Married to James Kobinski on October 20, 1956. She was an avid coin collector, enjoyed spending time crocheting, playing BINGO, solving puzzles, spending time with her family and friends, summers at the cabin, Christmas, and any opportunity to throw a party.

Lorraine had a quiet strength that she used to beat cancer and carry her through the death of her beloved husband James after 47 years of marriage. Lorraine spent 18 of her golden years living with her eldest daughter and husband (Sandra and Lawrence Jones) where she was able to spend her time shopping, trying new restaurants, going on road trips and and flying to Hawaii.

Lorraine will be remembered for her uniquely raspy voice, smile that lit up the darkest room, quiet strength, love of angels, and die-hard love for everyone around her. She touched many lives with her generosity and passion.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, Reynold and Pearl (Nestrud) Buckman; husband, James R. Kobinski; sister, Trudy McCowan; and sister-in-law, Sonja Buckman. 

Lorraine is survived by children Gerald (Molly) Kobinski, Sandra (Lawrence) Jones, James (Mandy) Kobinski, John (Jenny) Kobinski, and Kelly (Pat) Conlin; grandchildren, Andreana Joy Jones, Latisha (Jim) Woods, Jason Gudim, Donal (Stephanie) Christesen, Lawrence (Deb) Jones, Steven (Kristen) Christesen, Josh (Mollie) Gudim, Nicholas (Samantha) Kobinski, Marcella (Tom) Hoye, Maxine Kobinski, Alex Kobinski, Samantha Christesen, Allie (Jon) Albers, Zack Conlin, Emmilee Conlin, Kaitlyn Stoick; siblings, Jim (Sonja) Buckman, John (Peggy) Buckman, Reynold "Buck" (Sharon) Buckman, Sharon (Wally) Meinke, Charles (Sandy) Buckman, and Vern (Marianne) Buckman. Further survived by eighteen great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Service 1 PM with visitation beginning at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016. Burial will follow at Houlton Cemetery, Houlton, WI.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Lorraine's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, please accept our apologies, but the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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June 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove
7676 - 80th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Funeral Service
June 8, 2022

1:00 PM
Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove
7676 - 80th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Graveside Service
June 8, 2022

3:00 PM
Houlton Cemetery
1251 Hwy 35
Houlton, WI 54082

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