In loving memory of

Lorraine Marie Cossette
September 22, 1926 - March 21, 2020

Lorraine M. Cossette of Rochester, MN, age 93, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at River Bend Senior Apartments, surrounded by family.
Lorraine was born in New Brunswick, Canada. She moved to Lansing, Michigan with her husband Tony in 1956, and recently moved to Rochester.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Antonio; as well as three brothers and four sisters. Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Janice (Steve) Van Kirk; son, Luke (Kathy) Cossette; grandchildren, Michael (Haleigh) Van Kirk, Matthew (Josie) Van Kirk, Joe (Lisa) Cossette, and Katie Cossette; great grandchild, Callie Cossette; sisters Helen LeBlanc and Leontine (Gerard) Cormier; and many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was an active member in St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lansing, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester. She loved spending time with family, traveling home to Canada every summer, gardening, knitting prayer shawls, bowling (until the age of 92!), playing cards (euchre and cribbage), and bingo.
A memorial service will be held at St. Gerard Catholic Church/St. Joseph Cemetery in Lansing at a later date.
The family would like to thank the residents and staff of River Bend for helping make her feel at home in Rochester, and her Mayo Hospice team for providing outstanding care and comfort.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Cossette family. To leave a special memory or condolence please visit


Tammie Fisher wrote on Mar 30, 2020:

"Janice, sending hugs, thoughts and prayers to you and your family in this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss."

Colleen wrote on Mar 25, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of your mom's death Luke. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all. I love the picture you chose for the obituary. Such a beautiful smile. Colleen O'Connell"