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Dorothy Mary Stein, 96, of Traverse City, passed away Jan. 17, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions surrounded by her loving family.
Dorothy was born Nov. 30, 1921 to the late Frank and Hedwig (Wurm) Clous in Hannah. Dorothy grew up in the Hannah area one of 19 children.
On Sept. 29, 1945 Dorothy married the man of her dreams, Edward, and together they lovingly raised six children.
Dorothy was a native to the area and an active member of St. Francis Church. Dorothy very much loved the company of her family.
For eight years Dorothy worked at Tom's Food Market before returning home and caring for her family. In addition, Dorothy also worked as the head cook for St. Francis, Sabin and Cherry Knoll schools.
Dorothy appreciated many things in life; she had unconditional love for all and an unwavering faith. She enjoyed spending her free time quilting and would gift them with love.
Dorothy is dearly missed and loved by her children, Gerald (Regina), Marie (Al) Zywicki, Kenneth (Mary), Phyllis (Farris) Beal and Edie Jo (Michael) Wheaton; grandchildren, Gina (Rod), Michael (Nicole), Alan (Renee), Chris (Julie), Ryan (Crystal), Amy (John), Patrick, Jason (Kellie), Branden (Jessica), Amanda (Jared) and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Evan, Erin, Jack, Mara, Richard, Keith, Autumn, Angelica, Jake, Channing, Beaux, Dierks, River, Adalyn, Archer, Hunter, Leland and Celeste; as well as one great-great-granddaughter, Ellie. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Lyon and Teresa Bott; brothers, Francis and Joseph; as well as one special nephew, the Rev. Fr. William J. Beuth.
Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband; her daughter, Lorraine; her parents; sister, Marcella Beuth; and her brothers, Victor, Clarence, Edmund, Lawrence, Leonard, Raymond, Alfred, Ralph, Thomas, Willard, John, August and Julius.
Visitation will take place today, Jan. 18, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m., with the rosary prayed at 7 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at St. Francis Catholic Church, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Father Ben Rexroat will officiate. Dorothy's final resting place will be at the St. Mary's of Hannah Cemetery next to her husband.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories or condolences with the family.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may choose to do so in Dorothy's honor to St. Francis Catholic Church or the Carmelite Monastery.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on January 18, 2018
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