Lorraine M. Tuchowski

Lorraine M. Tuchowski

CRYSTAL FALLS — Lorraine M. Tuchowski, 94, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, May 6, 2019.

She was born Oct. 22, 1924, to John and Hilda (Ronback) Groop, attended the Crystal Falls schools, and graduated high school in 1942.

Lorraine married Frank Tuchowski on June 1, 1957, and together they ran a family farm where they raised dairy cows, beef cows, and various other animals and fowl. They also had a large garden with corn, pumpkins, and raspberries. They shared their farm with the kindergarten class during their annual end-of-year picnic for 13 years.

Lorraine loved to cook and can and care for their four children. She helped her husband with his art craft and woodwork. In later years she loved traveling to visit their children and other family. Lorraine enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, and needlecraft. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her solar garden and nature.

Lorraine was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls where she served over 10 years as Eucharistic Minister and was a member of their guild and of the ladies auxiliary. She was a member and then a leader in 4-H. She was a member of the Iron Range Farm Bureau.

She is survived by four daughters, Merry Beth (Martin) Malloy, Melissa Carswell (Sean Pierce), Fern Tuchowski, Cathy Vassar (Mike LeFleur); seven grandchildren, Rueben, Marti Lou, Zane, Darren, Rebekah, Beth, Ian; four great-grandchildren, Luci, Ezra, Carter Lorraine, Arlington.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, John and Hilda Groop; six brothers, Everett (Mary) Groop, Earl (Ingrid) Groop, Edgar (Claudia) Groop, Wallace (Irene) Groop, Arnold Groop, Arthur (Lou) Groop; three sisters, Ann Bruce Hamen, Crystal (Swante) Aho, Phyllis (Ralph) Papke; and one grandson, Francis Malloy.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the Nash Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Fr. Daniel Malone will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Condolences to the family of Lorraine Tuchowski may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net.

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.