Doris Piraino

Doris Piraino

Saturday, November 6th, 1926 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Doris Piraino, 93, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Spectrum Lakeland Health in St. Joseph.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Those wishing to share a memory of Doris online may do so at

Doris was born November 6, 1926 in Benton Harbor, MI to Henry & Florence (Kietzer) Kraklau. Doris graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1945 and then went onto attend business college in Benton Harbor. On October 6, 1951 she married Anthony Piraino in Benton Harbor. Doris worked for Whirlpool Corporation as a secretary for many years. She was a member of the Whirlpool Golden Eagles, Sons of Italy and was a volunteer at Lakeland where she served countless of hours of her time. Doris also enjoyed puzzles, knitting, word books, family genealogy and looked forward to attending Kraklau and Kietzer family reunions annually.

Doris is survived by her daughter Diane (Bruce) Dings; son Edward (Michele) Piraino; three grandchildren Bradley Piraino, Joey (Morgan) Callahan and Kathleen (Michael) Ernst; five great grandchildren Gracie, Bennett, Mason, Lexie and Quinn; and a niece Laura Kraklau. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers Harry and Don Kraklau.
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Lindsey Young

Posted at 01:24am
She was such a giver. Such an incredible woman. I have so many fond memories of her ball soup and her welcoming me into the family whole heartedly. Prayers to heaven she is with Grandpa Toe. Toe and Do will always hold a special place in my heart. I am blessed to have her and grandpa in my life.

Josephine Smith

Posted at 09:31am
We are praying for the Piraino family during this difficult time. God bless you.

Alma Arent Posted at 06:12pm

Dear Diane and Ed, My deepest sympathies to you both. Doris and I were very close in our younger days and often double-dated before her marriage. I was her attendant at her wedding to Tony. I always looked forward to the Kietzer reunions and the opportunity to visit with your parents . Alma Arent St. Joseph MI

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