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Loving mother, grandmother, and great-grand mother, Loraine Wandtke-Cummings passed peacefully at home on December 12, 2012. She was born September 24, 1919, in Boston to parents George Crawford and June Crawford-Collier.
Loraine grew up in Toledo, graduated from Waite High School, and then went on to receive her RN from Flower Hospital School of Nursing. She proudly worked for many years in the Surgery department of Flower Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carol Wandtke; husband, Calvin Cummings, and daughter, Jennifer Nichoson. She is survived by sons, Gary (Connie) Wandtke of Lansing, MI, and Jeffrey (Harriet) Wandtke of Encinitas, CA. Grandchildren, are Larry and Terry Nichoson, (Toledo), Ann (Niklas) Almstedt of Columbus OH, Sarah (Jerry) Cotellesse of West Chester, PA, Lillian of Lansing MI, Katherine of Washington DC and Elizabeth Wandtke, of Portland, OR. Great-grandchildren, are Nathan and Emily Nichoson, Markus, Matthias, Martin and Marina Almstedt, Olivia, Jack, Grace and Lauren Cotellesse, and Hannah Duffy. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave, on Sunday, December 16, 2012, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
The family would like to express deepest appreciation to the staff of Friends of the Family, especially Judy Grimes for the compassionate kindness and care she gave our mom. Memorials in Loraine's memory may be given to the
Walter Funeral Home - Toledo
4653 Glendale Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 14, 2012