|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1935|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 2008|
Lorraine Iva Kretzschmer, age 72 of Caseville, passed away Thursday, July 24 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe.
Born in Bad Axe on September 7, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond "Ray" and Iva Pearl (Davis) Schweitzer, and attended Elkton High School. On January 26, 1953 she was united in marriage to Dale W. Kretzschmer at the Salem E.U.B. Church in Pigeon.
Lorraine loved her children and grandchildren, as well as knitting, gardening, and baking. She enjoyed music and playing the organ. She worked at Four Seasons Nursing Home before it became Courtney Manor. She also worked in home healthcare as a nursing caregiver, and had cared for Dale during his long illness.
She was a member of Caseville United Methodist Church.
In addition to Dale, her husband of 55 years, she is survived by six children: Michael Kretzschmer of Caseville, Debra (Timothy) Leipprandt of Elkton, Jeffrey (Judy) Kretzschmer of Interlochen, Kim Kretzschmer of Lapeer, Renée Kretzschmer of Clearwater, Florida, and Steven (Kimberly) Kretzschmer of Caseville; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marcia Langley of Montgomery, Delores (Pal) Sharma of Macomb, Carol (Tom) Brown of Saginaw, and Sandra (Richard) Pegram of Debary, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristi Leipprandt.
The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Hayes United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. Douglas E. Mater, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Grandlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network.
Charles Raymond Schweitzer (1913 - 1998)
Iva Pearl Davis Schweitzer (1916 - 1988)
Dale Kretzschmer (1931 - 2011)*
Grand Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Scott Buschlen
Record added: Nov 23, 2011
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