Obituary: Loretta Tipton, 93, of Ludington

January 24, 2023

Loretta Tipton

Obituary: Loretta Tipton, 93, of Ludington

Loretta Mae Tipton, 93, of Ludington, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Ludington Woods Assisted Living Center.  She was born January 11, 1930 in Ludington, the daughter of Walter and Mary (Smith) Lange.

Loretta started her career working as a secretary at a law firm in Ludington. She then held several other office positions in the area until she landed her dream job of an elementary school librarian for the Ludington Area School District, working at Lakeview Elementary School.  She held that position for over 25 years until her retirement.  For years afterward many of her former students would recognize her on the street and thank her for sharing her love of reading with them.

Loretta and her husband John enjoyed participating in all activities at Lincoln Hills Golf Club where they were members for almost 50 years.  In retirement they enjoyed warmer climates in the winter where they would gather with friends to socialize, especially if it included a chance to dance.  Loretta was an avid golfer, reader and walker. She was always up for a lunch out, coffee with a friend, or time spent chatting with her weekly walking group.  She was also a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ludington.  But most of all, Loretta loved spending time with her family, especially her grandsons and great-grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as “Grandma T”.

Loretta is survived by: her daughters, Susan (Michael) Luskin of Ludington, Lisa (Steve) Morrill of Ludington, and stepdaughter Debbi Tipton and family of Texas; her grandsons, Luke (Angela) Luskin of Houghton, Casey Luskin of Athens, Greece, and Jonathan (Jenna) Morrill of Scottville; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Luskin, Alida Luskin, and Adalyn Morrill; and several nephews.

Loretta was preceded in death by: her first husband, Emil Rostek; her son, Stephen Rostek; her parents; her brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Florence Lange; and her second husband; John Tipton

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Mason County District Library, Ludington branch.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Pere Marquette Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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