Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 7, 2014

Corinne B. Kiker

TRAVERSE CITY — Corinne B. (LaFranier) Kiker, 95, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2014, at Traverse Manor. Corinne was born to Adolph and Karin (Ahlberg) LaFranier in Traverse City on June 30, 1918.

She was a graduate of Traverse City High School and Bay City Junior College.

Corinne married William H. Kiker on Aug. 25, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Corinne is survived by nieces and nephews, Pamela (David) Alexander, Donna Gerhard, David Fox, Louis (Sharon) LaFranier, Dixie Roethlisberger, Rick Woods (husband of niece, Jamie) and Jana (Doug) Hanback; and many generations of nieces and nephews.

Corinne was preceded in death by husband, William H. Kiker; brother, Louis (Marvel) LaFranier; sister, Josephine (LaFranier) Fox; and niece, Jamie (Rick) Woods.

The family of Corinne Kiker wishes to especially thank Judy (Ball) Weber for her loving care and companionship to Corinne over the years and Traverse Manor for their special care in recent years.

Per Corinne’s request, there will be no funeral service. Interment was held at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens on June 4. The family will gather for a memorial celebration of her life in late June.

Memorial donations may be given to a charity of choice.

Please visit to share your memories of Corinne.

Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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