Lorraine Mary Barak, age 71, of the Kipling Location of Gladstone passed away on Friday morning, June 5th, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Lorraine was born January 26th, 1938 in Kipling, the daughter of John and Josephine (Marinac) Barak who were Croatian immigrants to Delta County.
She was a lifelong resident of Kipling and was a 1956 graduate of the Gladstone High School where she was named valedictorian of her class. Lorraine began working for Mead Paper Co shortly after graduation and she remained there all her working life until her retirement as a purchasing agent.
Lorraine was an active and faithful member of All Saints Church and demonstrated and lived her Christianity through many quiet acts of charity and kindnesses to family and friends. However, it is no secret to family and friends about her love of animals. Lorraine was known to assist any stray animal with professional medical care, food, and love. There was always room in her heart for another distressed animal in addition to her own pets.
Lorraine was proud of her of her Croatian and Kipling heritage and she proudly displayed her legal Michigan license plate,