Lane M. Kotrba, infant

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    Thief River Falls – Lane Marlin Kotrba, infant son of Jason and Sarah Kotrba, was born on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Sanford Health in Thief River Falls, in the arms of his mom and dad.
    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Ekelund Lutheran Church in Goodridge with Rev. Kristin Ostercamp officiating. Interment will be held at the Czech National Cemetery in Goodridge.
    Visitation will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday at the church.
    Lane Marlin Kotrba was born on December 12, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, MN, the son of Jason and Sarah (Olson) Kotrba. Lane was diagnosed with a genetic condition in utero. His family knew that his time here on earth would be limited. He was lovingly baptized by Jenelle Espe, with the guidance of Pastor Kristin Ostercamp. Even though Lane’s time here was short, he was loved and cherished.  
    Lane is survived by his loving parents, Jason and Sarah Kotrba of Goodridge; his sisters, Kylie, Gemma, Layken, and Kyra; grandparents, Marlin and Cindi Kotrba of Goodridge, Linda (Fran Carlson) Olson of Erskine, and Robert (Rhonda Pawlitschek) Olson of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; great-grandfather, Andy Wilson of Erskine; aunts and uncles, Jennifer Kotrba of Thief River Falls, Tiara (Troy Hazelton) Kotrba of Detroit Lakes, and Kenny and Mary Olson and their children, Robbie, Lucas, and John, all of Fosston; honorary grandparents, Dewayne and Sue Napper of International Falls; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends.
    Lane is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal great-grandparents and his cousin, Emaleigh Olson.
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