October 15, 1924 - February 9, 2020
Loraine Elizabeth Diebel, 95, of Kalkaska, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus Sunday, February 9, 2020. Mrs. Diebel was born on October 15, 1924 in Flint to the late Herman and Velma (Pangborn) Main. She grew up in Flint and graduated from Flint Northern H.S. in 1943. She attended Olivet Nazarene College in Illinois, where she met and then married Donald Wayland. She later married Lyle Diebel on April 2, 1964. Loraine’s faith has always been paramount in her life; through the years she attended Bethlehem UMC in Flint, Frankenmuth UMC, Kalkaska UMC and for the last 20 plus years she attended the Kalkaska Nazarene Church, where she served as the treasurer for most of that time. She worked as a cost accountant for AC Spark Plug and retired in 1985 after 36 ½ years, as a group leader. Loraine always thought of others and was a phenomenal organizer; she impacted everyone she met and will be fondly remembered as having a heart of gold. She will be deeply missed by her son Stephen Wayland; step daughter Susan Diebel; granddaughter Heather Durham; sisters Beverly Seyfried and Marialice Ferguson; sisters-in-law Betty and Leverne Main; and 16 nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lyle Diebel; brothers Leslie, Robert (Kathleen), and George Main; brothers-in-law Edward Robert Ferguson Jr. and Phillip “Dave” Seyfried. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene World Evangelism Fund, to support Nazarene Church World Missions. Visitation will begin Tuesday, Feb. 11th from 4-7pm, and continue on Wednesday, Feb. 12th from 2-8pm all at Kalkaska Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 11:00am on Thursday, Feb. 13th at Kalkaska Funeral Home, with final visitation beginning at 10:00am. Pastor Bryan McInerney will officiate the service. Burial services will take place at 11:00am on Friday, Feb 14th at Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Blanc. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home.
Loraine Elizabeth Diebel, 95, of Kalkaska, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus Sunday, February 9, 2020. Mrs. Diebel was born on October 15, 1924 in Flint to the late Herman and Velma (Pangborn) Main. She grew up in Flint and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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