Doris Zanardi

Doris Zanardi

Doris Ann (Doorlag) Zanardi of Kalamazoo (formerly of Otsego) passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Zanardi was born August 1, 1933 in Kalamazoo to Harm and Rena (Johnson) Doorlag.

On January 14, 1950 in Kalamazoo she married Robert ‘Bob’ Zanardi Sr., who survives. Also surviving are five children, Robert (Donna) Zanardi Jr., Laraine Ann (Steve) Alexander, Louis (Treasa) Zanardi, Terri (Ken) Ledbetter and Vicki (Doug Ranes) Bayard; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Norma, Marsha and Betty; 3 brothers, Herman, Albert and Tom; hundreds of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Marian, Jeannie, Richard and Lloyd.

Friends may meet with Doris’s family beginning at 10 A.M. Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Jim Dyke officiating. Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Doris may be made to the Elks Major Project or St. Andrew Community Church.

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  1. Barb & Fran Schneider says:

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Doris passing. We haven’t seen her or Uncle Bob in a few years but loved it when we got to see them, they were such a fun couple. I am sure she will be missed by many, our prayers for all the family and Uncle Bob will be said daily and I am sure she is happy in Heaven with her sisters and brothers and of course our Lord. Love to all, Barb and Fran

  2. Sandy (Holmes) & David Blett says:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Although we didn’t know Doris very well, we know that she will be missed by all who love her.

  3. Debbie Hardin says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only met her a couple of times but heard many good things of her. I know she will be greatly missed by her family & friends..

  4. Richard & Barbara Pennington says:

    Dear Bob and Family:
    We were so sorry to hear of Dori’s passing. She was such a
    loving, kind person and will be missed by many. We will pray for
    you and your family. Our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Barbara
    and Richard

  5. Tim and Marcia Quuigley says:

    Dear Bob and Family,
    Dori was a grandma to so very many kids and grown-ups as well! She was such a loving person and we always had so much fun when all our family and yours got together! She made everyone feel so welcome! Please know that she is now an Angel in Heaven looking over you! May your memories of her stay in your hearts and minds forever! We love all of you!

  6. Jim and Pat Ferguson says:

    Jim and I have been blessed to know Dori, and she has inspired me with all of her love, inner strength, caring and support of her family. We are sending prayers to the entire family and a special prayer for Bob.

  7. Kathy Forcier Hatfield says:

    We are very sorry sorry for you loss. Dori was a great person. She will be greatly missed. We had many good times at the Elks. Will never forget.

  8. marilyn miller karr says:

    i never knew dorie personally, but betty talked and wrote of her all the time. dorie had a lot of battles to fight and she did so with honesty, cheerfulness and sweetness. i know betty and her very large family will continue to affectionately recall their beloved dorie. she remains vivid and generous in everyone’s heart.

  9. Pat Filkins says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Linda Froelich says:

    I was so sad to hear about Dori passing…She will definately be missed by all. Such a sweet and caring lady. Many memories in my heart. Prayers to the whole family..oxoxox

  11. Clara & Jack Howrigon says:

    Bob & family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dorie was such a loving, kind, good hearted and upbeat person, even when she was going through her bouts with cancer. She will be missed by many people.
    Our prayers are with all of you.

  12. Trudy Campbell says:

    To the Zanardi and Doorlag family, my sincerest sympathies are sent your way…. You are a very special family, and I have been honored to be a part of so very many of your lives….. I know you have many wonderful memories so I am confident that you will find peace in time, but right now, I pray for you all as you grieve the loss of a courageous and beautiful lady…. RIP Dorie, and give your brother Richard a BIG hug for me when you see him in Heaven …

  13. Connie & Floyd Lippold says:

    So sorry to hear about cousin Dorie. Our sympathies from us & all the Reed family. Dorie’s mom & my mom were sisters. Dorie was a beautiful person inside & out & at the family reunions we had, years ago she was one of the Doorlags I would gravitate toward as such a nice person to be with. Our prayers are with all of you & especially Bob, who loved her so much.

  14. Mary Frances (Crawford) Myers and Family says:

    To our family of old times! May peace be with all of you at this time of sorrow. Aunt Doris was a beautiful lady and was a long time part of our family. Memories will carry you through. She is now with her family as well as her long time friends and my parents; Mary and Don! May God Bless everyone!

  15. Elizabeth (Crawford) Potter says:

    Uncle Bob and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of Aunt Dorie….She was a beautiful woman and Mom and Dad loved her dearly…May God be with all of you at this time and always…Pray that you will find Peace in knowing she is now the the Lord our God and happy in his embrace…

  16. Dean and Joyce Sheldon says:

    Bob and family:
    We’re so sorry to hear of Dori’s passing. May you find strength in knowing that memories last forever— and you have so many wonderful memories of times spent with her. She was a beautiful lady inside and out! Your in our thoughts and in our prayers.



  18. Gregory A. Carpenter says:

    Although a part of me is sad, I know that I am more honored by having
    Aunt Dory be a wonderful part of my past. She was most even keeled
    and loving and sweet to me. I admired her and always felt close to her and the whole Zanardi family. Let me share the “Unity Prayer of Protection” with all. The Light of GOD surrounds us, The Love of GOD enfolds us, The Power of GOD protects us and the Presence of GOD watches over us…. Wherever we are… GOD is. Amen.
    She is now with my mom (Jeanie) and the rest of my Loving Aunt’s and Uncle’s and Grand parents. Breathe… and be Thankful.

  19. Larry and Kathi Fuss says:

    Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Zanardi Family. We always enjoyed talking with Dorie. Especially when she was on Bob about something. Our thoughts will be with you–especially Monday.

  20. Faye Hauck says:

    So very sorry for your loss. God be with all of you and know many thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  21. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    Our thoughts are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. May your special memories help guide you through the coming days, months, and years. Take care.

  22. Dave and Kathy Holmes says:

    Our prayers go out to the entire Zanardi and Doorlag family. Aunt Dorie was one in a million for sure. She and Uncle Bob always treated us as one of their own and we feel blessed to be a part of this family. May your memories sustain you all and know that she is with more of her family and we will see her again. Heaven has gained another very special angel. Much Love, Dave and Kathy Holmes

  23. Chris and Pete Boer says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss Dori, she was a wonderful woman.I’m sending warm hugs and loving thoughts for you and know your in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy, Pete and Chris

  24. Claudette & Graziano Filiputti says:

    Dear Bob, our deepest sympathy in your loss of my cousin I never met. She and I were 2nd cousins once removed. From reading the other condolences here I’m sure she was a much-loved person and someone I would have enjoyed knowing.
    Sincerely, Cousins, Claudette & Graziano Filiputti

  25. Alison VanOrman and Family says:

    You and Dory were always like family to me. It always made my day to see you two walk in the door. I know the past year was really difficult for your entire family, and especially you, but your unwavering faith and positive outlook on life has and will continue to inspire me. I know how much you’ll miss her, and how much the rest of your family and friends will miss her too. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your best friend and wife. I expect to see you around Thanksgiving time so I can get a big hug. I love you Bob, and so do the rest of the family. Let us know if you need anything at all, and make sure to come visit the store soon.
    Alison, Ernie, Eric, Laura, and the rest of the VanOrman clan.

  26. Bryon+Kim Sheldon says:

    We will remember Dory for all the smiles and good times at the lake.
    Your family is in our prayers.

  27. Ken & Amy Wrobleski says:

    We are so sorry to hear about her passing. The family will be in our thoughts & prayers.

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