Lorraine Studinski, 83, Stevens Point, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Stevens Point, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Hintz) Koback. She attended St. Peter grade school and graduated from St. Joseph Academy.
Her marriage to Ralph Studinski took place June 30, 1951, at St. Peter Catholic Church; he survives.
She was employed at Nigbor Furs, Spurgeons and JC Penney.
Mrs. Studinski was very active in St. Peter Parish and in her community. She was a member of St. Peter Rosary Society since 1960 and Directress of Rose 9 since 1968. She was the president of the rosary society for two terms and spearheaded the Rosary Society cook book. She was president of the Stevens Point chapter of the Catholic Woman’s Club for two terms, president and organization chair for the Stevens Point Deanery 1984 to 1989, received the “Woman of Light” award in 2010 from the Stevens Point Deanery Council of Catholic Women, served on Confraternity of Christian Doctrine board from 1968 to 1970, and served as recording secretary of the Parish Council in 1970.
She received a certificate of recognition from Bishop John Paul for 20 years of service in the Parish Catechetical program, culminating in the position of Director of Religious Education, retiring in 1995.
During the pastorate of Rev. Chester Mozarny, she became Minister of the Word and Holy Eucharist, conducting Eucharistic prayer services at the Brigg Street High Rise, Portage County Home and St. Peter parish. She was coordinator of the Ministry to the Homebound and the Senior Gathering Program for 15 years, served as parish liaison to interfaith caregivers of Portage County and secretary of RSVP from 1985 to 1987 and was a volunteer at the Holly Shoppe.
Mrs. Studinski enjoyed family celebrations, cooking, gardening, volunteering, dancing, playing cards, seniorobics, photography, concertina music, traveling and was an excellent seamstress.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph; one son, Larry (Phyllis) Studinski, Denton, Texas; three daughters, Karen (Ken) Pawlak, Plover, Debra Glodowski, Anchorage, Ark., and Jan Elmhorst, Stevens Point; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey (PinNa) Marshall, Matthew (Megan) and Ian (Ashley) Studinski, Samantha (James) Mathweg and Danielle Glodowski, Alex Perue, Rhonda Elmhorst, Jacki (Scott) Kawlewski and Nicole Elmhorst; 13 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Nicholas, Caitlyn, Tori, Johnathan, Lucas, Shonace, Shyell, John, Samiya, Brooklynn, Jaydnn and Liliana; two great-grandsons, Maximus and Atlas; and one brother, Steven Koback.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Harry, Ervin and Donald Koback; three sisters, Theresa Gawlik, Mona Flaig and Lucille Konopacki; and four infants, Kenneth, Michael, Brian and MaryAnn.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the Guardian Angel Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. concluding with the St. Peter Rosary Society praying a rosary at 7 p.m. at the Pisarski Funeral Home at 703 Second St. in Stevens Point and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday morning in the St. Faustina room at St. Peter Church. Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com