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Lorraine (LaRayne) A. Derisley

August 3, 1925 July 4, 2020
Lorraine (LaRayne) A. Derisley
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Obituary for Lorraine (LaRayne) A. Derisley

Lorraine A. (nee. Lerdahl) Derisley, of Milford, Michigan, died peacefully on July 4, 2020. She was 94 years old.

LaRayne, as she preferred to be called, was born in Jackson, Minnesota on August 3, 1925 to parents, Ole and Gertrude Lerdahl. She grew up there on a small farm with several brothers and sister. After graduation from high school, LaRayne moved to Detroit in the early 1940s. There she met and married a young Navy sailor, Arthur B. Derisley. They remained married for 62 years until Art’s passing in 2010.

She and Art began their beautiful journey together in Royal Oak, Michigan, where their two sons, Brian and Scott, were born. In 1957, the family moved to Milford, Michigan. They loved Milford. There Art would pursue his career with a then new start-up company, Numatics Inc., and LaRayne would continue to raise the family, become involved in the PTA and Well Baby Clinic as well as pursue her love of golf. They loved watching and listening to the Detroit Tiger baseball games as well as other professional and college sporting events. The Fourth of July was especially important to Art and LaRayne. Every year family and friends gathered on that day at their beautifully groomed home on Lake Sherwood to celebrate Independence Day, enjoy time together and watch the wonderful fireworks display over the lake.

Most of all, LaRayne loved and appreciated all of her family and friends. LaRayne was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, aunt, friend, and neighbor. All of whom will miss her.

She is survived by her sons, Brian (Liz) Derisley and Scott (Shari) Derisley; grandsons Ryan, Justin (Heather), Jonathan (Anne), Christopher (Jessica), and Andrew; great-granddaughters, Ella, Lennon and Kirby; best friend, Flo; best neighbors Patrice and Ron, and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, services and burial will be held privately

For further information, please phone 248.684.6645

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