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Lorraine A. Squires
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    222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“Wonderful lady! Many memories of riding bikes to the north end to get candy and gum for a penny... and her teaching us how to use money! Prayers to...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Lukeman - Bonita Springs, FL

“Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Found memories of the store at Gull Lake. Think my brother and I spent all our...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy (Payne) Kuiper - Portage, MI

“I am sorry I am not able to attend the service and to be with family due to issues at my work place. I am very emotional at this time and am on the...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Doubblestein - White Pigeon, MI

“Lorraine was a wonderful sweet caring person.She was always in my life.The fun we had and all the time we where together we wonderful.She was a great...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Carol Jackson Hughes - NC

“Great memories of Squires Store growing up at the North End of the lake. I remember when we all pulled our phones from the Hickory Telephone Company....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Rita Banner-Light - MI

“My condolences on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and my Cousin Lorraine.I remember Lorraine from our summers at Gull Lake...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Jackson - Harrisonburg, VA

“My sincere condolences to the Squires family May God rest her soul and may she rest in peace in the Kingdom of Heaven. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: John R. Cross - Kalamazoo, MI

“David, may the wonderful memories guide you through this difficult time. You and Leni are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Denny Schirripa - Portage, MI

“Love And Miss You Deeply Grandma!! You Shall Always Be In Our Hearts. We Shall Cherish The Memories Every Day. May You Live ForEver In Our Hearts and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Nicole Gillette - South Haven, MI

“Thinking of you. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: julie prange - scotts, MI

“Sending strength, thoughts, prayers and letting you know we are thinking of all of you. Memories last a lifetime share them and treasure them....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Shelley Fuhrman - Otsego, MI


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Lorraine A. Squires, age 89, of Crossroads Village in Portage and formerly of Hickory Corners, died on Friday evening, April 1, 2016 at the Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. She was born in Kalamazoo on May 20, 1926, the daughter of Dowd D. and Irene (Root) Doubblestein. Lorraine owned & operated Squires Grocery on Gull Lake for more than 17 years. She was a life-member of the Gull Lake View Golf Course and also worked there for more than 20 years. Lorraine enjoyed golfing, playing cards & Bingo, wintering in Florida, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren.

On December 28, 1957 in Otsego, Lorraine was united in marriage to Gifford A. "Gip" Squires; he sadly preceded her in death on March 8, 2008. She is survived by her two daughters, Claudann Tebo of Bangor and Irene D. "DeeDee" Rice of Bessemer; her two sons, Barry A. Squires of Delton and David R. (Leni) Rice of Schoolcraft; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren, and her many dear friends at Crossroads Village. Lorraine was also preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Gerald Doubblestein, Kenneth Doubblestein and Darl Doubblestein.

The family will receive friends 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D. Avenue, (M-89) where a memorial service to celebrate Lorraine's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Lorraine's honor may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Lorraine may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.