Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Vita M. Fraser

March 8, 1924September 8, 2020

Vita M. Fraser, age 96, of Watertown Township, peacefully passed away at The Cedars nursing home in McPherson, Kansas and entered into Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ on September 8, 2020. Vita was a longtime resident of Lansing, but moved to Watertown Township with her family in 1974. There, she was a member of the Catholic Community of St. Jude in Dewitt. In the fall of 2015, Vita moved to McPherson, Kansas to be closer to one of her two sons.

Vita was preceded in death by her Husband of 64 years Jack Fraser, her sisters Mary Ann Danzo and Violet Korecki. She is survived by her two Sons: Mike of Salina, Kansas, and Pat (Judy) of Stoney Brook, New York; her three Grandsons Mark of Stoney Brook, New York, Dan (Daiana) of St. Clair, Michigan and Ben (Christin) of Bellevue, Nebraska; and her two Great Grandchildren Samantha and Jack of St. Clair, Michigan.

Vita was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School and the Lansing Secretarial School. Early in her career, she worked for the American Dairy Association and Walter Neller Real Estate Company. She was a charter member of Sigma Phi of Pi Roseta, a newly created business sorority for professional women. Vita retired after a 54-year working career, of which 43 years were working for the State of Michigan. She worked in several state departments including the Departments of Administration and Management and Budget. She retired as an Administrative Analyst 11 (professional position) and served as the Editor of the Michigan Manual for her last several years of her service.

Vita loved to cook, garden, sew, work crossword puzzles, read, can, play cards, prayed the rosary almost every day, but most of all she loved providing for her family and entertaining company. She also enjoyed writing poetry. For those who knew her, Vita had a heart of gold. She was soft spoken, hardworking, and always kind to others. She was respectful of all, generous to everyone, a loving Wife, devoted Mother, and a person who loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart. You could always find her busy cooking, cleaning, working in the yard, gardening, entertaining guests, or caring for her family. She will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral Mass will be held at the Catholic Community of St. Jude, 801 N. Bridge St, Dewitt on Sept. 22, 2022 at 11:00 am with visitation after the graveside services due to Covid-19 restrictions. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lansing Michigan.

Memorials in Vita’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, Michigan 48912.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


22 September

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

Catholic Community of St. Jude

801 N. Bridge St.
DeWitt, Michigan 48820

22 September

Graveside Service followed by visitation

12:30 pm

St. Jude Catholic Cemetery

Lansing, Michigan 48917


Vita M. Fraser

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Ben Benjamin

September 17, 2020

I remember, whenever visiting Vita's home to pick up Judy, Vita always concerned herself with making sure that I had something to eat and felt comfortable. She definitely had a heart for hospitality.

Virginia Dionise DeLuca

September 15, 2020

Mike and Pat,
So sorry to hear about your mom, Vita. She was a special lady and we will always remember all the fun times our families had together.
Your mom and dad and our mom and dad are probably playing Crazy Rummy.

Love and prayers to all!

The Dionise family
Virginia, Carol and Joe


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