Michigan 91yo woman honored for service as foster parent

Ramah Krontz, 91, of Burr Oak, recently received an award for her service to foster children.

Ramah Krontz, 91, of Burr Oak, recently was called to the Michigan Supreme Court to be awarded for her service to foster children in Michigan.

Krontz received the first Maura D. Corrigan Foster Family Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 26 in Lansing.

Krontz has spent 13 years parenting foster children. She started at age 75 and retired at 88. She had 38 children in her home, including five newborns.

She was nominated by local attorney Tom Robertson, director-referee for St. Joseph County family court, juvenile division.

“Tom is so nice,” Krontz said. “All my babies had lawyers.”

And all were good, she said. But regularly, Krontz needed to take the babies to …

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