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Celebrating Our Centenarians Lorayne Kocher

Lorayne Kocher

Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

Lombard, Illinois

Birthday: October 14, 1918

Lorayne Kocher grew up in Chester Highlands in Chicago with her parents and two brothers. She has fond memories of summers on Long Lake in a redwood cabin built by her father and his friends. 

As a young adult, she worked in the mail room at Montgomery Ward where she met her husband, Edward.  

After Edward returned from serving his country, the couple started a family living on the west side of Chicago on 2-½ acres.

Lorayne belonged to the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and was a quilter who created many pieces for her family.    

This year, she and her son, David, who has cared for her for 25 years, moved together into Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care.