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Kay Marie Lach

04/21/1953 - 10/06/2020

Kay Marie Lach, 67, of Britt, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 peacefully at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota. 

Kay was born in Virginia, Minnesota on April 21st, 1953 to Karl and Helen (Novlan) Turk. She graduated from Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School in 1971. After graduation, Kay attended Cosmetology School in Virginia, Minnesota. 

Kay married Edward Lach in 1984. The couple was blessed with two children. Kay’s greatest passion was being a mother, a role she lovingly immersed herself into and took great pride in.  Kay loved volunteering at her children’s school and church functions, as well as cheering them on during sporting events. Kay was a forever champion for her children. When time permitted, Kay participated in interior design work.  Her keen eye for style and detail made that a fulfilling and rewarding pastime. Kay (Katie) also tended bar at the American Legion in Virginia, Minnesota which was a perfect outlet to allow Kay’s magnetic personality and genuine nature to shine. 

When Kay and Edward went their separate ways, Kay found love with her longtime partner, Paul Lee. She and Paul led a fulfilling life together. The couple enjoyed boating, camping, being on the lake, gardening, watching football, decorating for the holidays, four wheeling, grouse hunting, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends. She particularly adored her role as grandmother and loved spending time with her beautiful grandchildren.

Kay is survived by her longtime significant other, Paul Lee; her children, Rachel (Jim) Bougalis and Derek Lach; her grandchildren, Jaeden Loeffler, Torren Bougalis, and soon to be Selah Kay Bougalis; her brother and sisters, Patricia (Tom) Curtis, Carol (Ted) Dimberio and Karl (Donna) Turk Jr.; her mother, Helen Turk; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Kay is preceded in death by her father, Karl Turk, and her beloved springer spaniel, Kato. 

There will be a memorial service held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14th at Abundant Life Church in Hibbing, Minnesota officiated by Pastor Dan Scally. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

8 thoughts on “Kay Marie Lach”

  1. Jill Wait says:

    Kay made it easy to instantly love her. She will be missed.

  2. Terese Tryggeseth says:

    My dear friend Kay…I will miss our laughs and I will miss you lots😚

  3. Donna Ceglar says:

    Rachel, Derek, and family —
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of your mom and all the time spent at your house growing up. She brought me and Rachel to my first movie in a theater, which I will never forget! May your memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We are thinking of you all.

  4. Susan Scott says:

    Thanks for the memories from my childhood:
    Staying up all night giggling, playing hide-n-seek,
    Swimming in the lake and our horse costume made for two!
    Rest in peace, Kay Marie.
    Susan Kay

  5. Sara Barnes says:

    Dear Helen, Patty, Carol, and Karl,
    How lucky we were to grow up with your family as our next door neighbors!
    Kay was such a lovely girl. We are SO very sorry for your loss.
    Sara (for the Barnes family)

  6. Shelly Ceglar says:

    Hearthfelt sympathies to all of Kay’s family. We had a lot in common coming from Aurora and becoming neighbors in Britt. Our kids were good friends growing up so we shared so many great times. Birthdays, sleep overs, hockey games, and carpooling for all the seasonal sports. I’ll never forget her joyous laugh – we loved to laugh. I shall see you again Kay. Peace and love to you all.

  7. Karen Skari says:

    We sure had some great times together, didn’t we Kay. Some of the best times of my life, and so many laughs! I’ll miss you like crazy, my sweet friend. Love you!

  8. Karen Skari says:

    Kay- We sure had some memorable moments and so much fun together. I wish we could have had many more, my dear friend. Rest In Peace. Love you!

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Wednesday 10/14/20 at 12:00 pm
Abundant Life Church, East 40th Street, Hibbing, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 11:00 AM