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Loretta Pink

Loretta Pink March 21, 2010

Loretta (Dufault) Pink, age 94, of Coon Rapids, formerly Crookston, Minn., passed away surrounded by her family on March 21, 2010.

Loretta grew up on the family farm in Gentilly, Minn., was a graduate of Mt. St. Benedict in Crookston and taught many years in country schools in the area. The last years of her career were spent as a librarian for Crookson schools. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends. She was well loved by her family and friends and was the last member of her family and her husband's family.

Loretta is survived by her son, Don (Carol) Pink, West Fargo, and daughter, Marilyn (John) Wolkerstorfer, Coon Rapids, Minn; grandchildren, Tom (Mary), Ron, Dan, Brian (Kristi), Mike (Jodee), Beth (Jeff), Susie (Joe), and John (Shannon); great-grandchildren, Joe, Matt, Chris, Aiden, Abby, Cooper, Cullen, Beau, Michael, Peter, Samuel, David and Martin; along with other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, and her 7 siblings.

Visitation and a Memorial Mass were held on Thurs., March 25, 2010, at the Church of the Epiphany, Coon Rapids, Minn. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, Minn., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mt. St. Benedict Church or donor's choice.

(Washburn-McReavy-Coon Rapids)