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Lorna Jean Call
2/1/2023 1:30:00 PM - Final Journey

Lorna Jean Call, age 81, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023, with family by her side. Funeral services for Lorna will be held at Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home, 2300 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Thurlow “Sam” McClellan officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. until time of the service. A luncheon will immediately follow at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Gym. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Lorna was born on March 12, 1941 in Chippewa Township, Michigan to Nelson and Emily (Collins) Kahgegab. A graduate of St. Mary’s Boarding School for Indian Girls in South Dakota, Lorna went on to Bacone College to study art under W. Richard West, Sr.  (renowned artist). Lorna became a Licensed Practical Nurse in the early 1970’s and served as a Community Health Representative for the Saginaw Chippewa community and Michigan Indian Tribes. As a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, Lorna served on Tribal Council from the 1960’s until 2015, including Sub Chief for two administrations. Lorna loved her community, gambling (bingo being number one), going on adventures with Jack, Elvis/gospel, collecting turtles, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Lorna is survived by brother, Maynard Kahgegab, Sr.; children, Kim Otto McCoy (Michael), Carmen, David, and Michelle Otto; grandchildren, Adam Sawmick, Felicia and Christina Otto, Jesus and Mary De Los Santos, Henry, Alexandria, and Cobmoosa Otto, Charles, Trevor, Noelle Wells (Bobby), Terence (Lauren), and Mesha Isham, Royce Otto-Dayson; stepchildren, Evan, Tracey Iaizzi, Claire, and John Call; step grandchildren, Adam (Vanessa Calaban) and Raymond Iaizzi; 26 great-grandchildren, and 4 great- great-grandchildren; and special sister-in-law, Joyce Wilson. Lorna was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 45 years, John (Jack) Call; sisters, Yvonne Davis, Diana Trepanier, Nelxine Francis, Roxene Judson; brothers, Melvin, Willard, and Douglas; daughter-in- law, Helen (Whiteman) Otto; and granddaughter, Alexandria Sawmick. To sign the online guest book or leave a condolence for the family please visit

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