Lorina Arps


DELTA -- Lorina Arps, 102, quietly and comfortably passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Elizabeth Scott Care Center in Maumee.

Lorina was born in Hamler, Ohio, on December 28, 1911, the daughter of William and Katharina (Bruns) Kruse. She married Eldon G. Arps, and he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta. Lorina's family remembers her as a firm but loving task-master. She would helpfully instruct, but was not satisfied until you did it right! She was a self-taught perfectionist. Her giving nature was often on display with her cooking. She was a talented cook who loved to share with the people she cared about. Everyone remembers her delicious pies! Lorina spent many days volunteering at church and cooking Rotary dinners. Lorina was always a good friend and neighbor.

Surviving are her children, Phillip Arps of Delta, Barbara A. Churchill of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mary E. (Tom) Thompson of Duluth, Minnesota. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and children, Stephen Arps, David Arps and Rosemarie Arps.

Visitation for Lorina will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Grisier Funeral Home in Delta. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta, with the Rev. Eric Markovich, officiating. Interment will follow in the Fulton Union Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Delta has been entrusted with arrangements.

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