Obituary: Loreen Purple, 86, of Custer.

June 18, 2021

Loreen Purple

Obituary: Loreen Purple, 86, of Custer.

Loreen E. Purple, 86, of Custer, devoted wife and mother, earned her wings on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Just days before her passing, Loreen was baptized as she accepted the Lord into her heart. She was born July 24, 1934 in Gould City to Roy and Mable (Sidelinker) Morrison. 

Loreen married the late Robert Purple on November 17, 1952 in Naubinway. Together they raised eight children. Loreen worked at many factories in the area and retired from Walmart after over 10 years with the company.

Loreen loved crocheting, reading, especially Grisham and King Novels. She also enjoyed camping and fishing and especially smelt dipping in the U.P.

Loreen is survived by her children, Robert (Annette) Purple of Muskegon, Roy Purple of Scottville, Linda (Junior) Pena of Lubbock, Texas, Kathi (Kenneth) MacDonald of Custer, Greg (Amy) Purple of Whitehall, Billie Purple of Custer, and Angie (Tony) Greco of Custer; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; her five siblings, Marilyn, Joan, Ethel, Roy “Jr.”, and Larry; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved little dog, Midget.

Besides her parents, Loreen was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Ken Purple; her siblings, twin sister Doreen, Violet, and Helen; and her very special aunt and uncle who raised Loreen during her youth, Martha and Herman.

The family wishes to acknowledge Loreen’s daughter, Billie, for her love and care over the last five years, and a special thank you to her helpful friend and neighbor, Troy Baker.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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