Duraine, Karen Marie 79

Karen Marie Duraine age 79 passed away peacefully in her home on Mother’s day May 13th, 2018 with family by her side. She was the wife of Robert Duraine and they shared 40 years of marriage together. They own a beautiful home in McGregor, MN.
Karen Marie Cochran was born in Stockholm Township in Howard Lake, MN. She was the daughter of Roy and Amelia Cochran and had 8 brothers and sisters.
She was a long time resident of Howard Lake and worked for a long time at the Howard Lake Herald newspaper. She was a member of the Wright County Saddle Club. She had a love of horses and raised dogs for years. She and her husband Robert have been enjoying retirement for many years. They both enjoyed traveling, playing cards, cribbage, and watching baseball and football. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and every Sunday did one over the phone with her daughter- Jessica.
She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran church in McGregor for many years, was baptized, and grew up in the St James Lutheran church in Howard Lake. She was an active Visiting Angel through her church for many years and helped many people in their homes to stay in their homes. She will be remembered most for her wonderful smile and laughter and her generous loving spirit for everyone she met. In addition, her lifetime of teachings and wisdom she so freely shared.

She is survived by her husband Robert Duraine and 3 Daughters Connie Norman and Fiancée- Kenneth Larson, Jessica Salonek and husband- Patrick Salonek and Susan Kalinowski and husband Bill Kalinowski and one brother- Ronnie Cochran and his wife Arlene. Robs sister- Juanita Peuse and Rob’s brothers- Lloyd Duraine, Donald, his wife- Chyerl Duraine, also Roberts Children- Sons- Robert Jr and his wife- Michelle, Clinton, and one daughter Deborah Duraine. She has 10 Grandchildren- Josh and Cori Koch Adam and Beth Koch, Jennifer and Chad Remer, Stephanie and Nick Ward, Angela and Jess Tormanen, Patrick and Laura Salonek, Andy and Leah Salonek, Ryan Kalinowski, Jeff and Emily Kalinowski, Rachel and Justin Fread and 15 great-grandchildren. Karen is pre-deceased by her son- Kim Schrupp and her parents – Roy and Amelia Cochran and 7 brothers and sisters.
The funeral Service will be held on Friday May 18th at 2pm at St James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, MN. There will be a visitation for an hour prior to her service.
Memorial donations/in lieu of flowers may be made to the Visiting Angels or a charity of your choice.