Lorraine (Cochrane) VanHoudt, “Lolly,” 81, died Jan. 6. She had lived in St. Anthony Park for many years.
She was born in Mentor, Minn., and later attended Oliver Thein Beauty School, obtained her cosmetology license and later owned and operated her own salon, House of Charm. When she could no longer do beauty work because of a back injury, she returned to school and obtained her junior accounting degree from Rasmussen College and worked for Photo Offset.
She loved country music, was a great cook and loved hosting holidays.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; a son, Gary; and a sister, Gloria Solie. She is survived by her children, Cheri Litz, Linda (John) DeRocker, Sandy Cochrane and Melody (Calvin) Randle; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Maxine Sather of St. Anthony Park, Juneth (Duane) Palmer, Ida Marie (Paul) Martinson and Joyce Johnson.
Her memorial service was held Jan. 10 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, with interment at Fort Snelling.