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Lorraine B. Velthoven

September 4, 1937 April 11, 2022
Lorraine B.  Velthoven
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Obituary for Lorraine B. Velthoven

Our beloved mother, Lorraine Betty Velthoven, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2022 at her lake home in Highland Township, MI to join her forever loving husband. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. Velthoven Sr, and loving mother of three children and their spouses. Lorraine, age 84 was born to Edward and Frances (Gajewski) Pietrowski on September 4, 1937 in Hamtramck, MI. She was predeceased by her parents.

Family was always important to Lorraine. Being an only child, Lorrie treasured the family she was given through marriage. She cherished her “sisters” and “brothers”; Deloris (Mack), Virginia (Angelo) and Ronald (Sue), as well as Arnold (Wanda) Kwiatkowski.

Lorraine was a loving wife, caring mother, doting grandmother, spoiling great-grandmother, loyal sister, fun-loving friend, amazing aunt and “mother-godder”, who cared deeply for those she loved. Lorrie was always supportive in whatever venture Art pursued. It’s true that behind every successful man is a devoted and encouraging woman. Lorrie was meticulous about her hair and outfits. She always wanted to look good for her “Honey” and she wore White Shoulders perfume because it was Art’s favorite. Lorrie loved her children unconditionally and accepted them right where they were at, always encouraging them to do their best. When her children were little, she dressed them extravagantly for holidays, and she would clothe the family in matching outfits on vacations. She loved her visits with her grandkids and great-grandkids who affectionately called her “Grammy”; her eyes always lit up when they walked into the room because they meant the world to her. Her grandkids cherished her and the many fun times shared; the late-night sleepovers, therapy sessions when they needed a listening ear, and numerous shopping sprees to Kmart to pick out whatever they wanted. Lorrie was very kind-hearted. She was the foundation of our family who always took the time to listen, knew the right thing to say, never missed a special date, helped anyone in need and was our best friend. She was full of wisdom and her calming gentle words were always sweet, loving and kind. She was such an encourager with all her emoji’s!

Faith was very important to Lorrie. She raised her children with a strong religious upbringing.

Lorraine loved to honor family traditions. She was passionate about holidays, celebrating with an abundance of food, decorations and gifts. She loved flowers, but her favorites were the fragrant gardenia and beautiful long stemmed roses. She loved old time classic music; she would come alive hearing songs by Bobby Vinton, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, and Ronnie Dove. We are sure she is dancing with her “Honey” in Heaven!

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