Lorraine B. Auten

National City, Michigan
June 9, 1928 - January 16, 2021


Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, Michigan

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home - Tawas City, Michigan


Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:00 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home, Tawas City, Michigan
Due to the ongoing pandemic the funeral size will be restricted to 25 people and masks are mandatory.

Obituary Notice

Lorraine B. Auten

Age 92, of National City, MI and formerly of Novi, MI passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born in Farmington, MI on June 9, 1928 to the late John and Florence Smith (nee Gravlin). Lorraine worked for many years as a switch board operator for Michigan Bell Telephone Company. She enjoyed playing Pinochle at the Sand Lake Community Center in addition to crosswords puzzles and other games. She was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and historian but she especially loved spending time with her family. Lorraine is survived by six children, daughter Debbie McMaster of Milford, MI, daughter Barbara Auten of Houghton-Hancock, MI, son Terry (Sharon) Auten of Mason, MI, daughter Ruth Kenaga of National City, MI, son Tom (Joellen) Auten of Allen Park, MI, daughter Sally (Ionel) Popa of Dryden, MI; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph J. Auten, daughter Patricia, son Robert, son James, brother Roland, brother Bob and sister Lois. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, MI from 11:00 am until the time of the service for the family at 1:00 pm. Interment will be in the Oakland Hills Memorial Garden Cemetery in Novi, MI. You may offer condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens - Novi, Michigan


Sorry to hear of the passing of Lorraine. She was a member of our TOPS group in National City. I enjoyed visiting her at her home. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone. She will be missed.
— Linda M CRITES

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