Aleta M. Lohrey (1908-2012)

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Aleta M. Lohrey age 104 a resident of Bark River Mich. formerly of Madison Heights died August 14 2012 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers Mich. Aleta Warne was born in Cornwall England on April 7 1908 and moved with her family to Leadville Colo. at the age of 4. She sailed on the ship "The St. Louis" four hours ahead of the "Titanic" and arrived at Ellis Island. Aleta and her family moved to the Detroit area where she met and married her husband Clarence Lohrey and raised their family. She enjoyed knitting crocheting and taking care of her family. In 2004 Aleta moved to Bark River to be closer to her family and resided there with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Madison Heights and Bark River United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children Clarence (Lori) Lohrey of Bark River and Joan (Sherwood) Taylor of Bark River; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and best friend for 104 years Ivy McAlister of St. Louis Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence on July 2 1992; and brothers Alfred Warne and Albert Warne. The visitation will be Friday 3 p.m. until the time of the service 5:30 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 705 W. Eleven Mile Road (4 blocks E of Woodward) Royal Oak. Services officiated by Pastor Christine Bergquist of Bark River United Methodist Church. The burial will take place at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley. In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks you to consider a contribution to The Commission for the Blind. Arrangements by Crawford Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home of Royal Oak. Share your memories at

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