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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

Dorothy Margaret Louderback

March 14, 1916July 4, 2019

Dorothy Margaret Louderback was born on March 14, 1916, and passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019, with her immediate family by her side. She is survived by her daughter Kay (Frederick) Fritz, grandson Karl Fritz, two nieces, and two nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Minnie (Neidhart) and Sylvester Hurr, brother William Hurr, husband Louis Louderback, one niece, and two nephews.

Dorothy married Louis Louderback in 1936. She was a farm wife and retail associate at J.C. Penney’s in Marion, Ohio. Dorothy lived in Marion County, Ohio, for 93 years after which she moved to Michigan to be closer to her daughter. Dorothy was very social and made many lasting friendships wherever she lived. She will be greatly missed by her family and everyone else who knew and loved her.

A Funeral Service with Thanksgiving for Baptism and Holy Communion will be held at Noon on Friday, July 12, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 930 Harding Memorial Parkway, Marion, Ohio 43302. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or University Lutheran Church, 1020 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48823.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.greastlansing.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2019

Memories

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Terri Cox

July 14, 2019

I was so very blessed to be invited to the farm to spend time with Kay, and also several summers at Gem Beach! So much fun! Dorothy and Lou were always the kindest folks, and Kay and I spent many fun hours dressing up Barbie and Ken, or playing in the sprinklers while making sure we didn't step in the chicken poop! Dorothy would serve cantalope in the summer, and cut the flesh away from the rind, and then cut that into bite-sized pieces. That's how I do mine, now! God bless you, Dorothy and rest in peace.

Gil & Sue Orr

July 8, 2019

DOROTHY AND MY MOM WERE FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND SHE INTRODUCED MY MOM AND DAD. IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR DOROTHY I WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY. MY MOM HAD AN EARLY PASSING AND DOROTHY BECAME MY SECOND MOM. I HAVE 4 "F" FOR DOROTHY. FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, FAITHFUL AND FUN! I ASKED DOROTHY AT HER 100TH BIRTHDAY WHAT WAS THE SECRET FOR HER LONGEVITY AND HER ANSWER WAS LAUGHTER! MY FAMILY AND DOROTHYS FAMILY WOULD GO TO GEM BEACH ON LAKE ERIE AND HELEN AND DOROTHY WOULD LAUGH FROM SUN UP TO SUN DOWN. OH WHAT FUN THEY WOULD HAVE AND DOROTHY SEEMED TO MAKE EVERYONE AROUND HER ENJOY LIFE AND HER. SHE WAS ALWAYS POSTIVE, UPBEAT AND NEVER HAD AN UNKIND WORD TO SAY ABOUT OTHERS. OH WHAT A WOUNDERFUL GIFT FROM GOD SHE WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND GREATLY MISSED. I CAN HEAR THE LAUGHTER SHE IS SHARING WITH MY MOM!

Diane (Farquear) Fellows

July 8, 2019

Kay, I am so very sorry for your loss. Marilyn let me know about your Mom. I remember every time Mom & I would go back up to Marion we would stop in at Pennys to tell her Hi. I remember her being so kind and gentle. My husband, Marvin, and I will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.

marilyn young

July 8, 2019

Had just been talking about Dorothy last weekend with my Aunt Mary Loyer. So sorry for your loss. She was blessed with having you as a daughter who was there for her thru it all. I know these seem like tough times and but remembering all the good times helps. We both were blessed with great parents. And they're all up there chatting and having a good time.

Ruthie Faehnle

July 8, 2019

I’ll always think of you as my second Mom. I love you and will miss your sweet, smiling face and contagious laughter.
Ruthie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY