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Lois Marie Dittrich, 80, passed away Sunday morning, February 3, 2019 at home, under the care of Great Lakes Caring Hospice, with her family by her side.

The daughter of William & Margaret (Inman) Burt, she was born September 16, 1938 in Traverse City.

Sewing and quilting were her passion. Her quilts were beautiful and will be cherished always by her children.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard Brown; brother, Eugene; sister-in-law, Reba; and Richard Dittrich.

Survived by daughters, Ann (Brad) Ghent, Donna (Kevin) Curtiss; sons, Michael (Carrie) Brown, and Patrick (Leann) Brown; brothers, George Smith, Ron (Candy) Burt, and Ken (Marie) Burt; grandchildren, Matthew Wilbur, Jenni Worth, Brandi McBride, Jamie Nardone, Anthony Nardone, Michael Curtiss, Brandon Brown, Joseph Brown, Corey Brown, Trinity Brown and Coby Brown. She also leaves behind great grandchildren and a special friend, Ila McDiarmid. Many friends will miss her greatly.

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lois’ guestbook or share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Jamie on February 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    It’s still hard to believe that you are gone. I hope you passed knowing how much I love you. Fly high grams. Sending hugs and kisses to heaven for you tonight and every night. Love you always

  2. Kevin on February 15, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    God blessed me with the opportunity of getting to know you closer than most son in-laws get to know their mother in-laws. The times we shared mean so much to me, we had so many laughs together I can’t even begin to count them all. I cherish each and every one of them and will be telling my Lois story’s for as long as people will listen.

    I absolutely love this picture, mom looks so happy! I’ve seen that look so many times as we shared our laughs together.

    It was a wonderful thing watching Donna and Jamie care for you. As I watched them tend to your needs, the compassion they showed, and as they helped you through your pain. I couldn’t help but look on with admiration and think of a daughters love.

    Through your death God had one more gift to give, a very special gift. The growing bond and deepening love between 3 very special ladies; mother’s an daughters. These 3 hearts became one, and always will be.

    During your difficult times I did happen to find some joy and happiness knowing that soon God would be holding you in his arms. What an awesome thing, God is Good!

    Your dearly missed, but will always be in our thoughts and heart. Thank you for everything mom.

  3. Donna Curtiss on December 1, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    It’s been almost four years since you left this world and entered into Glory mom. I miss you and look forward to seeing you again in Heaven.
    Love you so so much

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