Dorothy J. Martin passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Dorothy was born December 7, 1921 in Duncombe, Iowa the daughter of Lawrence and Geneva (McClain) Crouse. She had worked for Plainwell Paper for 30 years and in her leisure time enjoyed reading, gardening, homemaking and traveling. Dorothy was a member of the Otsego Church of God and enjoyed going to church and Sunday school. She was married to Bob Belden in 1940, they were together for 25 years.
In 1969 Dorothy married Theron “Butch” Martin. Butch and Dorothy had 36 years together before Butch preceded her in death in 2005. Dorothy is survived by her son Jeffrey (Tonnie) Belden; step-children, Kim Kanet and Jeff Martin; grandchildren, Andrea, Andrew, Brooke, Colleen, Chad and A.J.; 6 great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Reba Braswell and many close special friends. She was preceded by her husband Butch; son Douglas and siblings, Melvin, Carl, Nova, Ethel and Patricia.
Friends may meet with Dorothy’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, Pastor Jim Lemen officiating. Burial will follow at East Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland. Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Otsego Church of God or Christian Neighbors.
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