Durst, Loretta, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Covenant HealthCare Harrison. Age 85 years. The daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna (Osowski) Marquette, Loretta was born January 8, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. She married William J. Durst on July 18, 1950. He predeceased her February 20, 2003. Loretta was employed at Kroger’s until her retirement and she was of the Catholic faith. Surviving are three daughters and their spouses, Sharon and Dale Spencer, Johannsburg, Michigan; Barbara Bacon, Gulf Breeze, Florida; Pat and Ron Miller, Hemlock; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters, Richard and Maryanne Marquette, Bernadine Kryck, Elaine and Virgil Manis, Judy and Dan Horner,; several nieces and nephews. Loretta was preceded in death by a three brothers, Marvin, Joseph and Harold. Loretta’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to the staffs of Luther Manor and Arika at Covenant Healthcare Harrison Intensive Care Unit for their loving and compassionate care. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Rob Richards will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00-7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family. www.snowfuneralhome.net