Muriel entered eternal rest Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
Muriel was born May 22, 1927 at Forest Hill, MI to Earl and Augusta (Deline) Michael. She was united in marriage to Robert Lee Raycraft on August 17, 1947 in Pleasant Valley, MI. They celebrated life together for 64 years before his passing in 2011. They wintered for many years in Zephyrhills, FL and enjoyed travel and camping with family and friends throughout their married life. They built their retirement home on a 79-acre farm in Alamo Township when Mr. Raycraft retired from The Upjohn Company in 1977. Muriel was a gifted seamstress, crafter and gardener and a long-time member of Grace Harbor Church, formerly known as the Westwood Church of God.
She is survived by a daughter Cindra (Robert) Froman of Kalamazoo and a son, Mark (Jeri) Raycraft of Stevensville, MI; a grandson Kenneth (Lorien Cunningham) Dyke, granddaughters Laine (Ben) Allen of Grand Rapids; Lauren Raycraft of San Diego, CA; Caroline (Richard) Collier, Kalamazoo and Stephanie (Shawn) Mcelvain, Kalamazoo; seven great-grandchildren; a brother James (Roberta) Michael, St. Louis, MI; sisters Carla DeMott, Middlebury, IN and JoAnne Peet, Alma, MI and a sister-in-law, MaryAnn Raycraft, Longmont, CO; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Raycraft, and a grandson, Matthew Dyke.
Friends may attend visitation with her family starting at 12:30 P.M., Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 1:30 P.M., officiated by Rev. William Ferguson.
Interment will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.