Lorraine O. Homrich Lindsay Kaverman Brenner
REED CITY — Lorraine O. Homrich Lindsay Kaverman Brenner, formerly of Byron Center, Reed City and Grand Rapids, and then Knoxville, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the age of 92.
Lorraine was the second daughter of seven born to Ted and Ethel Homrich. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Herbert D. Lindsay, in 1954, Henry L. Kaverman, in 1981, and John P. Brenner, in 1987. A son, Henry Kaverman Jr., died in 1967.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Bonnie) Kaverman, Dianne (Keith) Eichenberg, Sharon (Jim) Stieg, Cheryl (Ray) Saker, Dennis Lindsay, Thom Kaverman, Garry (Pat) Lindsay, Joe (Dawn) Kaverman, Mary (Tom) Fredell, Don (Sue) Kaverman, Herbert (Theresa) Lindsay, Steve (Amy) Kaverman, Marie (Aaron) Brinker and John Kaverman. Also surviving are stepchildren, Mark Brenner, Lisa Brenner, Matt (Charmane) Brenner, Jeff Brenner, Mary (Philip) Noreen and Eric (Jhenny) Brenner. She also leaves 35 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her six beloved sisters, “The Homrich Girls,” Crystal Terrell Poll, Bernie Anderson Church, Sally Ocobock Sturm, Vi Shoemaker, Donna Ketelaar and Leora Roersma, who all still live near their childhood home in Byron Center; as well as brother-in-law, Paul Burch of Holland; and sister-in-law, Rosie Kaverman, of Delphos, Ohio.
A caretaker of many throughout her life, Lorraine will be remembered as a gentle soul who valued family and friends above all else. She also loved her Catholic faith and was an active member of several congregations throughout her life, including St. Sebastian Church, Byron Center; Holy Name, Grand Rapids; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Belmont, Michigan; St. Philip Neri, Reed City; and St. Albert the Great, Knoxville, Tenn. Her legacy is the love she showered on her family and friends, all born out of her love of, and faith in, God.
A time for relatives and friends to visit with Lorraine’s family was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Cook Funeral Home in Byron Center, 2067 84th St. SW, with a prayer service at the beginning of the afternoon visitation at 2 p.m.
Funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 9408 Wilson Ave. SW., with Msgr. William Duncan and Father Philip Shangraw presiding. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Wyoming.
In honor of Lorraine, contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or Alzheimer’s Association. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at cookcares.com.