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Lorraine Coulter, 78, Melbourne

Lorraine Coulter, 78, of Melbourne, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Funeral services for Lorraine will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown and family has requested casual dress. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 30 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to either the Animal Rescue League in Marshalltown or to the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Lorraine and her family.

Lorraine Kuhleman was born on June 2, 1940 in Marshalltown to Elwood and Doris A. Fanton Kuhleman. She attended and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1958. On January 29, 1957, Lorraine was united in marriage to Bob Coulter in Aledo, Illinois. They lived their married lives together in Melbourne. Lorraine had worked for Fisher Control as an inspector for twenty seven years before retirement in 1999. She enjoyed playing the organ, crafts, cooking, spending weekends at Holiday Lake and trips to Branson and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was also a huge animal lover, especially with dogs and cats and helping those in need. Above all else, Lorraine’s biggest joy was her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bob. Children: Cindy Coulter of Melbourne, Rob (Karen) Coulter of Melbourne, Lenny (Steph) Coulter of Marshalltown and Jamie (April) Coulter of Melbourne. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ben (Rachel) and Bridget (Dylan Diveney) Coulter, Carson and Caiden Wobeter, and Logan, Luke and Lawson Coulter and two great grandchildren: Ezra and Liam.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law Betty Wehrman and many nieces and nephews.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents Elwood and Doris, mother-in-law Mabel, father-in- law Leonard, her sister Patty Andrews and her brother-in-law Lester Wehrman.

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