Lorna Pirrone

Lorna Pirrone

Lorna J. Pirrone of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 in Kalamazoo. Lorna was born September 5, 1933 in Allegan to Earl and Irene (Finn) Seekman and was a lifelong resident of the area.

A 1952 graduate of Otsego High School, Lorna touched the lives of many people. She had been employed with the Plainwell Sanitarium and then was the first Meter Maid in Otsego. Later, she owned and operated Lorna’s Fashions in Otsego before operating an Adult Foster Care Home in Martin and then one in Otsego. Lorna was a member of the Otsego Lady Elks. For many years she helped to organize and chaperone The Miss Otsego Pageant.

On July 11, 1953, in Otsego, she married Joseph ‘Joe’ Pirrone, who died in 2001. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Rusty; her parents; and her brother, Dan Seekman in 2011.

Surviving are her siblings, Verna Louallen of Otsego, Robert (Carol) Burrows of Mesa, AZ, Richard Seekman of Arizona City, AZ, Stanley (Renee) Seekman, Mary Ann Schiero and Karen (Jack) Campbell, all of Otsego; a sister-in-law, Carol Seekman of Otsego; many nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Diane Burkhart, Doug Dommert and Val Krogman. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews from the Pirrone side of her family, and a sister-in-law, Mary (Pirrone) Marciniak.

In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Gordon Greene officiating.

Contributions in memory of Lorna may be made to St. Margaret’s Catholic Church or the Michigan Parkinson Foundation.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Frank & Nola Wedge Tooker says:

    I am so sorry for the lost of Lorna a dear friend and cousin. I will cherrish our visit together and I will miss her.

  2. Mike Hewitt says:

    Dear Lorna,

    You will be missed! Thank-you for the wonderful care you and your team provided my mother during the last couple of years of her life. I learned a lot watching you work.

    Mike Hewitt

  3. Rod Wedge says:

    I am saddened to learn that I will not be able to visit cousin Lorna on my next trip to Michigan. She was a genuinely nice person.

  4. Kathy Flynn Richardson says:

    R.I.P Lorna, I always enjoyed our little talks. My condolences to the family.

  5. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Family of Lorna,
    Tim and I will miss Lorna so much! We enjoyed her coming to the Elks on Friday for dinner and then staying after to talk to us about anything and everything! She was our family; she dearly loved Tim! I worked for Lorna at her store when I graduated from high school! I think I spent most of what I made right back in her store! She had the coolest clothes to sell! We sold hats right off our heads at the Maxwell St. Days! We shall always cherish our memories we have of both Lorna and Joe. Please know that she is now an Angel in Heaven looking down on all of us! She truly believed in Angels and we had many conversations about them! Love to all of you and may God Bless you, too!

  6. Wendy Hendricks Moyer says:

    My prayers are with Lorna’s family. I’ll always remember her as a kind and sweet person.

  7. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Lorna’s passing and want her family to know that our thoughts and sympathy are with all of you on your very sad loss. Lorna will be dearly missed. She was always so much fun to talk to and we used to enjoy visiting with her at the Elks Club years ago. She was always so nice to Jerry’s mom over the years and they had fun together. May your memories bring you comfort. We are thinking of you.

  8. Michele Jones says:

    Lorna was a wise and wonderful lady. I will never forget all of our breakfast group therapy sessions . We had some seriously good laughs and shed a few tears. She will be with her best friend Joe and giving out advice in heaven. Rest your soul now Lorna.

  9. Jill Hess says:

    Dear Family and Friends of Lorna Pirrone,

    So many stories full of fond memories we have of Lorna with our parents Ray and Marion Van Epps. We have lost a true light in our lives.

    We appreciated so very much Lorna’s kindness to us during the passing of both of our parents. She will be missed by all.

    We are also sorry that we are unable to attend her memorial. Our thoughts are with you all.


    Jim Van Epps
    Jill (Van Epps) Hess

  10. Bob and Anne Hanlon says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Lorna was a loyal friend with a big heart.

  11. Penny Hughes says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Lorna was always a very sweet person and I will miss her.

  12. Sandi Cornelia says:

    Hugs and Prayers to the family..Lorna was such a special person and caring. She will be greatly missed..Sorry I was unable to attend service.

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