Karen Marie Duraine, age 79, of McGregor, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away peacefully Mother’s day, May 13, 2018, in her home, with family by her side.
Her funeral service will take place Friday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at St James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Visiting Angels or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.
Karen was born in Stockholm Township, Howard Lake, the daughter of Roy and Amelia Cochran; and had eight brothers and sisters.
She was a long-time resident of Howard Lake, and worked for many years at the Howard Lake Herald newspaper.
Karen had a love of horses and raised dogs for years. She was a member of the Wright County Saddle Club.
Karen was the wife of Robert Duraine, and they shared 40 years of marriage together. They have been enjoying retirement for many years, and both enjoyed traveling, playing cards, cribbage, and watching baseball and football.
Karen also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, and every Sunday, did one over the phone with her daughter, Jessica.
Karen was baptized, and grew up in the St James Lutheran church in Howard Lake.
She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in McGregor for many years; where she served as an active Visiting Angel for many years, and helped many people to be able to stay in their homes.
Karen will be remembered most for her wonderful smile and laughter, and her generous loving spirit for everyone she met, as well as her lifetime of teachings and wisdom she so freely shared.
Karen is survived by her husband, Robert Duraine; three daughters, Connie Norman and fiancé Kenneth Larson, Jessica Salonek and husband Patrick Salonek, and Susan Kalinowski and husband Bill Kalinowski; one brother, Ronnie Cochran and his wife Arlene; and Rob’s sister, Juanita Peuse; and brothers Lloyd Duraine, and Donald and his wife, Chyerl Duraine.
She is further survived by Robert’s children: sons Robert Jr. and his wife, Michelle; and Clinton; and daughter Deborah Duraine.
Karen is also survived by 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, and Rachel and Justin Fread; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kim Schrupp; her parents, Roy and Amelia Cochran; and seven brothers and sisters.