Doralee (Powell) Kentner, 84, of Delta Township, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2013. She was born June 13, 1929 on the 1837 homestead farm in St. Joseph County to Delbert and Edna Powell. She was the ninth of 10 children.
Doralee attended the Maple Street one-room school for the first eight grades and graduated in 1947 from Constantine High School.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carl, and children, Neil of Mason, Lynn and Edith Kentner of Grand Ledge, Nancy Thane of Caro, and Shirl and Thomas Streukens of Tallahassee, Fla. Further, surviving grandchildren: Kathryn and Robert Swick, Sarah Kentner, Scott and Natalie Kentner, Curtis Kentner, Justin Kentner, Hannah and Christopher Zablocki, Emily Streukens, Alexander Streukens, and Hunter Thane, as well as two great-grandchildren, Jack Swick and Aaron Swick.
Doralee retired from the region office of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan in 1993. After retirement, she enjoyed playing golf and singing with the Young at Heart Club.
The funeral service will be held at the Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 531 Glendale Ave., Lansing, on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. with a light reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hospice Services of Sparrow Health Systems, or to Gideons. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. www.EstesLeadley.com