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Lucille Ostrander

April 23, 1921 — August 7, 2016

Lucille Maxine Ostrander, 95 of Cass City passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at Medilodge of Cass City on Sunday evening, August 7, 2016. She was born April 23, 1921 in Yale, to the late Walter C. and Sarah (Parker) Groat.

Lucille accepted Christ at age 12 in Brown City, MI at the Baptist church. She married Harvey J. Ostrander, October 4, 1941. Lucille loved being a homemaker and was a devoted mother to her seven children. Her children agree she was an outstanding role model right up to the end. Her thirteen grandchildren often remark that “grandma loved us unconditionally.” Lucille was loved by all who knew her and she quickly made friends wherever she lived. She has been a resident of Cass City for the past 43 years. During her time in Cass City she worked at Provincial House (now Medilodge) as a housekeeper for 12 1/2 years. Lucille will be remembered as someone always ready to help others. She was a beloved, long-time member of First Baptist Church in Cass City where she attended and served faithfully. She was a faithful prayer warrior for the benefit of her family, neighbors, friends, and church family. Up until the very end Lucille continued her phone and card ministries.

Surviving are her children: Garry and Ruby Mae(Foy) Ostrander of Adrian; Sandra (John) Buell of Grosse Pointe Woods; Harvey III & Kathryn (Banyai) Ostrander of Farmington; Troy & Carolee (Waite) Ostrander of Furlong, PA; Charlene (David) Newkirk of Sandusky; Calvin Ostrander of Caro; Bobette (Dave) Michael of Rochester Hills; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; two brothers: Roger (Marian) Sparling of Naples, FL. ; Larry(Pat) Groat of Grand Rapids; a sister-in-law, Jesse (Wilbur) Ostrander of Adrian; several nieces and nephews. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Sarah (Parker) Groat; step-mothers: Goldie (Ingram) Groat and Lois (Demaray) Groat; several brothers and sisters in-law, all whom she loved dearly.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 in Cass City First Baptist Church, with Pastor Larry Groat officiating. Memorial contributions for Lucille Ostrander may be made to Cass City First Baptist Church - Bible Translation Fund. Interment is in Fairview Cemetery, Melvin. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 in Cass City First Baptist Church

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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