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Lori Razink, July 31, 1960 • March 13, 2023

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Lori J. Razink, 62, died March 13, 2023, at Grand Arbor Memory Care in Alexandria, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, and will continue Monday, March 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at a later date at St. Malachy’s Cemetery in Clontarf. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Lori are appreciated; you can do so here:

Lori Joanne Razink was born July 31, 1960 in Wishek, North Dakota, the daughter of Maynard Avery and Lois Joan Krienke (Krentz). She was baptized  September 4, 1960 at the Nora Lutheran Church in Kensington, Minnesota and confirmed June 2, 1974 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Benson. She graduated from Benson Senior High School in 1978. She then attended Alexandria Technical College where she earned her associate degree in accounting.

April 24, 1982, Lori was united in marriage to James Harold Razink by the Rev. Donald Johnson, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. This union was blessed with over 40 years of marriage, two children, Josh and Katie, and a granddaughter Josenda. Lori worked as a Business Manager at the Hancock Public Schools for 33 years.

Lori enjoyed shopping, especially for shoes. Attending her children’s sporting events was always a priority, she rarely (if ever) missed their games.  Her love of dogs was very important to her, and she had many faithful companions over the years. She enjoyed walking and spending time at Lake Minnewaska with family and friends. She could often be found on the telephone discussing the day’s events with her best friend and sister-in-law Peggy. Lori relished her role as Grandma and treasured every moment spent with the apple of her eye, her granddaughter Josenda.  Lori was called from this life Monday evening, March 13, at the Grand Arbor Nursing Home in Alexandria. She attained the age of 62 years, seven months, and 13 days.

Lori is survived by her husband Jim of Clontarf; her children: Josh (Alysen Laser) Razink of Eugene, Oregon and Katie (Eric) Hauge of Roberts, Wisconsin; her granddaughter Josenda Hauge; her mother Lois Krienke of Benson; her brother Wayne (Jeannine) Krienke of Benson; her dog Archer, and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Maynard Krienke, and her dogs: Bo, Auggie, and Archie.

Blessed be her memory.

Zniewski Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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