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Laurie Zitzman, 59

Laurie Zitzman, age 59, of Cottage Grove, passed away on April 17, 2009. 

Laurie was born June 16, 1949, in St. Paul, the daughter of Norman Dale and Cleo McCann. She was raised in St. Paul and graduated from Johnson High School in 1967. She loved her job with the state of Minnesota where she had worked over 35 years. Laurie enjoyed bowling, fishing, collecting bells, fans and spoons, as well as reading and taking trips to the casino.

 She is the beloved mother of Carrie, Joseph (Jessica) and Kristopher.  She is also survived by their father George; grandchildren Rebekkah, Nathan, Nicholas; brother John (Judy) McCann, sister Marlys Konder; nieces, nephews; special friend Susan; special friend and coworker Joan.

Laurie was preceded in death by parents Grandma DeeDee and Grandpa Ding-a-ling.

 Visitation was from 3 to 6:30 p.m. with a Remembrance Service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St., Cottage Grove, (651) 459-2875.

 Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home, (651) 459-2875.