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Lorraine Lou Lietzke

December 10, 1929November 9, 2020

Lorraine Lou Lietzke, age 90 went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020. She was born on December 10, 1929, the daughter of Clarence and Ilo Housenkamp, and raised on a farm outside of St. Louis, Michigan. Lorraine moved to Lansing shortly after graduating high school and attended Lansing Comptometer School. While at a Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) dance, she met her husband John Lietzke who she married on May 24, 1952 and moved to DeWitt where they remained all their lives. During her life, Lorraine was employed at JC Penny's and then transitioned to General Motors where she spent 32 years in the payroll department. After retirement, Lorraine met with other GM retirees for lunch. They called these the "Old Crates" luncheons. Lorraine's faith guided her life as she was an active member of Grace Lutheran church, ECLA in Lansing, MI. Lorraine is remembered for her gardening skills, being an avid cardplayer, and her witty personality. She loved to cook and bake for friends and family and her recipes will be passed down for generations to come, most famously, her chocolate pie. In her later years, when you would ask her a question, she would say to look in the Bible and you would find your answer. She was incredibly humble and led by example. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Lietzke, sister Forestine Oster, and nephew Darrel Housenkamp. Lorraine is survived by her children; Linda (Mark) Zarkovich, of DeWitt, MI, Gerald (Gay) Lietzke of Casselberry, Fl.; grandchildren Andy (Christine) Zarkovich, of DeWitt, MI Rachel Lietzke, of Sandford, Fl.; great grandchildren Ryder and Baron; her brother Richard (Doloris) Housenkamp, of St. Louis, MI as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt, on Friday December 11, 2020 at 1p.m. with interment in the DeWitt Cemetery. Due to the new Health Dept. ruling, the funeral is limited to immediate family only. All friends and family are welcome for the visitation on Thursday from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lansing, MI 48915, or to a charity of your choice.

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205 E Washington
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10 December

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington
DeWitt, Michigan

11 December

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1:00 pm

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington
DeWitt, Michigan

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Renee Janes

November 18, 2020

Linda I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I have heard so many lovely stories about your mom! Those that we love can never be more than a thought away.... for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts forever!
Hugs & prayers to you & your family,
Doug & Renee Janes

Judy Devers

November 15, 2020

I remember Lorraine as being a sweet, caring person. She was fun to be around and enjoyed having retirement lunches with her. We remained friends long after she retired.

Laurie Mead

November 12, 2020

So sorry to read of Lorraine's passing. Fond memories of them through State Farm Ins when I worked for Roger Overway. I remember John asked me once if I was pregnant. I laughed and said NO...I'm just fat !! He was embarrassed but all good...I never forgot that. Both were such good people !! God Bless !!

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