Doralee (Powell) Kentner

Doralee (Powell) Kentner, 84 years, of Delta Township, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2013. She was born June 13, 1929 on the 1837 homestead farm in St. Joseph County, Michigan to Delbert and Edna Powell. She was the ninth of ten children.

Doralee attended the Maple Street one-room school for the first 8 grades and graduated in 1947 from Constantine High School, Constantine, Michigan.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carl, and children, Neil of Mason, Michigan, Lynn and Edith Kentner of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Nancy Thane of Caro, Michigan and Shirl and Thomas Streukens of Tallahassee, Florida. 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 greatgrandchildren, 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 Avenue, Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:00 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.

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Patty Sauber
October 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

So sorry about your Mom. May she rest in peace.

Charlie & Patty Witkovsky
October 8, 2013 at 8:05 am

Our prayers are with you at this time. Mothers are special.

Jennifer and Chris Shores
October 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

Frank and Sharon McAuley
October 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

We send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to the Kentner family upon hearing of the passing of Doralee. She was a wonderful lady and we looked forward to seeing her as we visited the Region Office and the times we have seen both Doralee and Carl in the neighborhood. She will be missed.

Lee Teschendorf
October 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

On behalf of the deputies and staff of the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Nancy and the entire Kentner family. Do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can help with in this time of loss.

Phil Long
October 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Carl, Nancy, Shirl, Lynn and family. So very sorry about Doralee. She was a wonderful lady and raised a great family. Our prayers are with your family.

Ginger Kenney-Sweet
October 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the Kentner family during this time of sorrow.

Dian Liepe
October 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kentner Family.

Larry & Janet Thane
October 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Dear Kentner Family,
Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you will have peace and comfort during this time. With our love, Larry and Janet

Cathy Newkirk
October 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Neil, I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jim Kent
October 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I am praying for your entire family. All of us are grateful for Doralee’s contribution to the life of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan and Camp Lake Louise. She was the first of the generations of your family to be a blessing to all of us. We trust that your family will continue in Doralee’s outstanding example.

Tamra Bildner
October 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Michelle Adkins
October 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Hi Neil…sorry to hear about your mom.

Connie Lange
October 9, 2013 at 7:45 am

Thinking about you and your family Neil. Take Care….

John Greenslit
October 9, 2013 at 10:37 am

Condelences to the entire Kentner family. The Kentner’s have always been a valuable asset to our Community, especially with her wonderful attitude, personality and compassion. She was a credit to our lives, our interests and our ability to serve on behalf of others not as fortunate. She will be missed.
John Greenslit, Delta Township/Eaton County.

Stephanie Robinson
October 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Our prayers are with you Carl , and the whole family. Your church family – from Christ Community Church (First Baptist- Lansing)

Jonathan Waldron
October 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Carl and family, we are praying for all of you. I have wonderful memories of Doralee’s kind and gentle spirit.

Michelle (Anders) McNamara
October 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Neil & family,

Please know our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Rely on your strong faith and family at this time of loss.

Michelle (Anders) McNamara & family
Centreville, Michigan


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