|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1924|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2012|
Lorraine Blakslee Lansing Age 88, went to be with her Lord on July 4, 2012. In heaven, she will be reunited with her husband, Desmond, whom she missed very much. Lorraine was born January 10, 1924 in Mulliken, Michigan to Howard and Lizzie McDaniels. She graduated from Sunfield High School and was married on June 28, 1942. Lorraine was a loving wife and mother who loved making Sunday dinners and keeping a spotless home. She, along with her husband, Desmond, was on everyone's "best dressed" list and greatly enjoyed dancing to the big band sounds. She also loved to sing and enjoyed harmonizing with numerous family and friends. Lorraine retired from Meijer and enjoyed her retirement years as a homemaker and taking care of her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Desmond, who passed away in January of 2006; brother, Russell, who passed away in January of 2009 and brother, Kenneth, who passed away in April of 2011. Surviving are two brothers, Harold McDaniels of Mulliken and Raymond (Joanne) McDaniels of Lake Odessa; two sons, Jerry (Karan) Blakslee of Lansing, Stephen (Dawn) Blakslee of DeWitt and one daughter, Suzanne (Frank) Leven of Lansing; grandchildren, Sunny, Tyler, Laken, Scott, Michael, Kristen and Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Marina, Savanna and Olivia; many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Lorraine was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed many Sundays with the after church breakfast club. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Barker-Leik Funeral Home in Mulliken, with the Pastor Gary Simmons officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012. The family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Capital Area Region, 5303 South Cedar St., Bldg. #1, Lansing, Michigan 48911 in memory of Lorraine Blakslee. Special thanks to all the staff at the Pines Healthcare Center for their compassionate and professional care.
Published in Lansing State Journal on July 8, 2012
Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Jul 09, 2012
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