Loraine E. Diebel
Loraine Elizabeth Diebel, 95, of Kalkaska, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.
Mrs. Diebel was born on Oct. 15, 1924 in Flint, to the late Herman and Velma (Pangborn) Main. She grew up in Flint and graduated from Flint Northern High School 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.
Loraine worked as a cost accountant for AC Spark Plug and retired in 1985 after 36 ½ years, as a group leader. She 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.
Visitation will begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., continuing on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 8 p.m., all at Kalkaska Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Kalkaska Funeral Home, with final visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Bryan McInerney will officiate the service. Burial services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb 14, at Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Blanc.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene World Evangelism Fund, to support Nazarene Church World Missions.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home.
Published on February 11, 2020


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Steve & Debbie Bushey
Feb 12, 2020
Loraine was such a special lady. She made you feel like she had known you for years. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you.