August 2, 1929 - November 24, 2017
VanDoren, Dorothy Jean; passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 88 years of age. Dorothy was born on August 2, 1929 in Ann Arbor, Michigan the daughter of Howard and Mary Ann Curd. On August 7, 1948 in Milan, MI she married Roger VanDoren. Dorothy worked for a short period of time at Bell Telephone, then stayed at home to raise her 5 children. Dorothy was a school bus driver for Saline Schools. She then trained at Saline Hospital to learn how to administer EKG’s, retiring after several years with St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Dorothy was a life long member of the Newberry American Legion Post #74. She belonged to the women’s auxiliary and was a past president for 4 years. Mom was a wonderful cook and truly enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing and knitting presents for the family. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Roger VanDoren. She is survived by her 4 children, Raymond (Ruth) VanDoren of Manchester, Richard (Diane) VanDoren of Brooklyn, Jeffrey (Geraldine) VanDoren of Dexter, and Shanna Wykes of Saline; along with her grandchildren Jennifer (Luis) Duma, Roger VanDoren, Kason VanDoren, Stacey Wykes, Kyle Wykes and Dillon Wykes; great-grandchildren Ian Duma and Veida VanDoren and great-great grandchild Roman Duma. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sandra VanDoren-Allred and daughter-in-law Julie VanDoren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her son Donald K. VanDoren, son-in-law John M. Wykes, sister Maureen (Elwin) Tag, brother-in-law Morris Allred, along with her parents Howard and Mary Ann Curd. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Saline American Legion Post #322, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. Terri King and Bonnie Woods officiating. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery in Saline at a later date. Contributions in her name may be made to the American Legion Post #322. Envelopes will be available at the American Legion where friends may join the family for a time of visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements entrusted to the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, 301 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. To sign Dorothy’s guestbook, to leave a memory, or for more information or directions please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.
VanDoren, Dorothy Jean; passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 88 years of age. Dorothy was born on August 2, 1929 in Ann Arbor, Michigan the daughter of Howard and Mary Ann Curd. On August 7, 1948 in Milan, MI she married Roger... View Obituary & Service Information
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