Lorraine F. Koskovich

Lorraine F. Koskovich

FAIRMONT — Services for Lorraine F. Koskovich, 88, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fairmont, Minn. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Fairmont. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Lorraine passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, 2017, at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont, surrounded by her loving family.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lorraine F. (Malo) Koskovich was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of Herbert and Katherina (Elfert) Malo. She attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School with the class of 1946.

On Jan. 1, 1948, Lorraine was united in marriage to Francis “Frank” B. Koskovich in Fairmont, Minn. To this union, two sons were born, Steven and Bruce.

Lorraine worked for many years at Stokely’s and stayed on through all the changes to Fairmont Foods. Just prior to her retirement, Lorraine was honored to meet and shake hands with Sir Paul McCartney who happened to be in town touring the plant.

In her spare time, Lorraine enjoyed working in her garden and canning the fruits of her labor. She was known for her raspberry patch and her famous raspberry jam. Her grandchildren were very important to her and she cherished any opportunity to spend time with them. Lorraine also enjoyed collecting glassware and has amassed quite a collection through the years. Her quiet time was spent working on crossword puzzles.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Steven Koskovich and his wife, Mary Claire, of Hibbing, Minn., and Bruce Koskovich and his wife, Carol, of Fairmont, Minn.; five granddaughters, Alicia Yezzi (Richard), Holly Frank (Nathan), Heather Reithmeier (Ryan) Jesseca and Jayden Koskovich; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Urban; sister-in-law, Jo Kropp and her husband, David; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Katherine Malo; husband, Frank Koskovich; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Koskovich; as well as many other family.

The family requests memorials be given in Lorraine’s name to the American Cancer Society, St. John’s United Church of Christ, UHD Hospice or Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center.