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Lorraine D. Sides

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Lorraine Sides passed away on December 21, 2018.

Lorraine was born in Gaylord, MI on September 3, 1953 to Cecil and Dorothy (Clabaugh) Sides.

Her outgoing personality paired with an unparalleled work ethic propelled Lorraine throughout her life. Most of her career was spent at Black Forest Golf Course as the food and beverage director which is where Lorraine made lifelong friendships. When not working she was a dedicated and phenomenal mother to her two boys and enjoyed spending time with them and the rest of her family. She attended Vanderbilt Community Church with her mother and volunteered at various church functions.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Brett Sides of Gaylord, Brandon Spencley of Wolverine, 5 siblings; Helen Sides of Vanderbilt, Bailey (Betty) Sides of Gaylord, Ernie Sides of Vanderbilt, Gregory (Fran) Sides of L’Anse, Jerry Sides of Gaylord; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Sr. and Dorthy; Siblings, Cecil Jr. (Sid), and Harvey Sides.

The visitation will take place from 4-8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 27 at the Nelson Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday December 28th at the Vanderbilt Community Church.

Memorial contributions in Lorraine’s honor may be made to the Vanderbilt Community Church through the Nelson Funeral Home at P.O. Box 1548 Gaylord, Michigan, 49734.

9 comments on “Lorraine D. Sides”

  1. My precious precious friend. You have been such an inspiration to so many with your strength, faith,and love.
    I am sad at the loss of someone so special to me and yet rejoice in your homegoing. Your special day. Heaven gained such a precious angel. Know your Momma and family are there rejoicing as the angels sing. You will be forever in my heart. Love you my dear friend. Memories will last forever.

    • Brett and Brandon: We are so sad to hear this. Just know that she is in a better place. We are unable to be there, but we are there in our hearts.We loved your Mom very much. She will be missed by a whole lot of people. May peace be with you and the entire Sides family. Dan and Willadeen

      • Nancy L Bottomley

        So sorry to here of Lorraine’s passing. The thoughts and prayers of all the Bandfield family are with you all. May she rest in peace.

        • Susan Bandfield-Houliston

          Rest in Peace Lorraine! I know you were greeted at the gates of heaven by all that knew you. Condolences to your family. You will be missed by many.

          • Lorraine! Such an enthusiastic and happy personality. You,Ll be missed by all. Praying for Gods’ Peace for family and friends.

            • Lorraine, such a sweet woman. If she could help you she would, just like her mom. You will be missed by all. No more pain Lorraine, Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. God Bless.

              • Bob and Sherry Portner

                Lorraine, Your fun loving spirit shall be greatly missed. You always seemed to be there when a helping hand was needed. God’s peace to you and your family.

                • Suzanne Karslake Medellin

                  I am very sad that Lorraine is not here anymore and that is a little selfish. But I am so super excited that she went home to be with Jesus. And I am happy she does not have to experience any more pain. She knew she would not be around much longer a year and a half ago. Lorraine was really on fire for God and this is as it should have been. Lorraine and I, when we were young,
                  went out and did our own thing. Our mothers were very good friends and Bible Study partners.They prayed for us and did not give up on those prayers. Lorraine and I both said, because our mothers prayed so hard for us, that we turned our lives around. I will miss her here on earth for a long time.
                  Brett and Brando, I will continue praying for both of you and Bailey, Helen, Greg, Jerry and Ernie. You were loved. My heart feels the loss along with you. Just remember you are not alone and you also can go to Jesus for help.
                  Prayers flood the gates of heaven.
                  Your friend Sue

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