Doris Piraino, 93, passed away September 7, 2020

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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