Lorraine Koebel Brunke Wednesday, September 28, 1927 - Monday, May 8, 2017

Lorraine O. Koebel Brunke, 89, of Berrien Springs, died Monday, May 8, 2017, at Woodland Terrace of Bridgman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m.  Pastor Douglas Adams of the Berrien Springs Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Spring Run Cemetery in Royalton Township.  Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Youth Fair.  Online memories may be shared at www.allredfuneralhome.com.

Lorraine was born September 28, 1927, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Paul and Elsie (Stines) Ott.  In addition to caring for her family, she worked with the family farm, Koebel’s Locker Plant, and Lakeshore Studios making lamp shades (they called themselves the Shady Ladies).  She was a member of the St. Joe Kickers Club, and she loved polka dancing and the Berrien County Youth Fair.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Nancy) Koebel; three daughters: Carol (Ed) Adams, Judy (Rich) Kubsch, Lori (Al) Wesner; daughter-in-law, Diane Koebel; sister-in-law, Jeanne Koebel; seven grandchildren: Bill (Toni) Koebel, Jill (Rob) Ludwick, DeAnn (Chris) Blakeman, David (Jennifer) Adams, Eric (Robyn) Kubsch, Ryan (Shellie) Phillips, Brett Phillips; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Lorraine was preceded in death by two husbands, James Koebel and Myron Brunke; two sons, William and James Koebel; and several siblings.


May 12, 2017, Friday from 10 a.m. until service time

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

May 12, 2017, Friday at 11 a.m.

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Carol, Judy, Lori, Diane and families...Sending you all thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time..Many fond memories of your Mom through the years..God's blessings to you all..Rest in peace Lorraine!! 

Remebering the good old days and good times socializing and dancing at the St Joe Kickers Sport Club, Lorraine always had a smile on her face and loved to be in the compnay of her loyal friends at her special table.  Rest in peace Lorraine, in  God's loving arms.

Aunt Lorraine was such a good Aunt & especailly to my Uncle Myron.  I will remember her fondly playing Sequence & she was really good at it.  You need not try to fudge the rules with her.  I will miss her & think of them both when I pass thru Arden.

Condolences to the family.  I remember Lorraine from our bowling days in the Ladies Rec League at the Blossom Lanes Bowling lanes.  As memory serves me, she bowled with Planggers and I for Roxy Drive In.  We always had a great time,  May she rest in peace.

Aunt Lorraine was a special person. She always surprized me with a good laugh. I remember we had a childrens stove refrigerator set on the outside porch. She laughed and said i see you have your summer kitchen set up. Made us smile. Will miss her.