Loretta Joan Kraus

July 14, 1938June 29, 2018

Age 79, died June 29, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan, born July 14, 1938 to Fred and Flossie Cadle. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother, Keith Cadle. She is survived by her son, Brian (Kathy) Revels; daughter, Susan (Jon) Peterson; grandchildren, Heidi (Ryan) Berridge, Kevin (Allison) Revels, Alexandra Peterson, Jacob Peterson, Lucas Peterson; great-grandchildren, Lena, Millie and Olive Berridge; brother, Douglas (Brenda) Cadle; sister, Sherry (Bradford) Hawkins, and many nieces, nephews and cherished family and friends.

Loretta loved spending time with her grandchildren, enjoyed her church and spent time with the quilting church group. She was an avid reader, a collector of angels and music boxes, and enjoyed sharing memories through photos with her family. Loretta loved to celebrate the holidays, especially Christmas. She also loved talking on the phone to family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 14th, which would have been her 80th birthday, at the First United Methodist Church of Mason, 201 E. Ash St., Mason, MI 48854. Those desiring may make contributions to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Mott Giving Team, Attn: Congenital Heart Center, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Please make your check out to the “University of Michigan” and in the memo line indicate that it’s for the “Congenital Heart Center.” The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Ball Dunn Chapel. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Mott Giving Team, Attn: Congenital Heart Center


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 14, 2018

Loretta Joan Kraus

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Gerde Ramos

July 15, 2018

I woke up yesterday thinking: today's Loretta's birthday! I went on line to find her contact and instead found her obituary--2 weeks too late to tell her how much her friendship meant to me in the past. We were best friends in Junior High...she dubbed me "Girdle the Turtle." At the Cadles she would always ask what I wanted to eat: her Sloppy Joes! She lived longer than she expected, but I know she so loved her family. May God comfort you! Special greetings to Brian, Susan, Sherry and Doug! Gerde Wittrock Ramos

Brooke Philbeck

July 14, 2018

So sad to hear of the passing of Loretta Kraus (or Aunt Lou Lou as I used to call her). My deepest sympathy to all her family & friends. It has been a while since I had seen Aunt Lou Lou, but she will always hold a special place in my heart. We had some fun times together. One of my fondest memories was when we had a sleepover. I was probably 9 or 10. We had a big group of us who stayed. I just remember dancing and laughing all night long. You could always be silly w/ Aunt Lou Lou, something I loved about her! She also kept a good stock of M & M's in the candy jar, which I thought was important!!! I enjoyed visiting her as a child and sitting by the fire in the winter. I will treasure those memories and think of her often. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and the days to come. ❤️

Lana Biscette

July 2, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Loretta and my sincerest condolences to your family and friends.
May the beautiful memories shared, God's wonderful promise of seeing him again in the near future by means of the resurrection hope (Acts 24: 15), and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds at this difficult time.

Jean Bement

July 2, 2018

Mrs. Kraus was such a sweet woman. Whenever I had the blessing of seeing her at church, she ALWAYS had a smile. She told me so many times how blessed she was to have such a loving family. She was so proud of you all and absolutely adored Millie, Lena and Olive. How lucky they are to have experienced her love and to have the memories of such a kind lady. May God's grace help you in your grief, as will the surety that she has claimed her place in Heaven. Bless You.

Brenda Cadle

July 1, 2018

Christmas Eve was always special,good food,presents and playing games after dinner. I remember how you loved my bean salad, I wanted to give you the recipe but you said it wouldn't be same.So I would bring you some whever I made it.I have many special memories of our time spent together, I will never forget you(my favorite sister-in-law) Until we meet again💗

Rachelle Cousino

July 1, 2018

One memory that sticks out the most in my mind was a fun sleepover that we had many years ago when my sister and I were young. I remember a lot of laughing, dancing, games, and giggles all through night. You used to tell us how much we were wearing you out. 😊 I also remember how much you loved photos as do I...maybe I got that from you?! I pray that you are at peace with Lord and free from any pain. We will miss you Aunt Lou Lou!

Brenda Kraus

July 1, 2018

Oh LULU you were the best at showing someone a welcome into your beautiful home! I will miss the holidays spent with you, the screaming reindeer, the hundreds of angels and dust collections, we will miss the dancing at Christmas and the fun old times. looking at the family photos!! we will miss your wonderful cookies, smiles and hugs and just the fun times and the sad times. YOU are loved. See you in heaven someday <3