Larraine Minshall-Dobson

Larraine Minshall-Dobson

Larraine Minshall-Dobson of Otsego, Michigan passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Dobson was born April 9, 1935 in McLaughlin, Kentucky to Troy and Tillie (Patton) Rowe.

Larraine was a good story teller and enjoyed crocheting, spending time outdoors, flower gardening and watching her grandchildren play.

On October 1, 1977 in Otsego she married Laurence Dobson who preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her first husband John Minshall in 1982; twin infant sons; daughter Marilyn Minshall-O’Dell and by her brothers, Douglas Rowe and Doc Rowe.

Larraine is survived by her children, Darlene (Robert) Gleason of Otsego, Douglas (Paula) Minshall of Kalamazoo, Rosemary (David) Elkins of Otsego, Johnie (Grace) Minshall of Portage; step-daughters, Regina (Max) Garmen of New Mexico, Jeannie (Walkeen) Nolasco of New Jersey; 13 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and a brother, Rodney (Donna) Rowe of Jackson.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-5pm at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego where services will be held at 11am, Monday. Burial will follow.

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  1. S.Lee says:

    I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one and share the hope promised in the Bible.
    God has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a
    guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead. (Acts 17:31)
    If your heart yearns to see a loved one again, study the Bible to make this resurrection hope your very own.

  2. Terry & Robin (Minshall)-Mohrland says:

    Dear Darlene, Doug, Johnie and Rose,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Larraine was the kindest, sweetest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing in my life. She treated all of us kids as if we were her own. Time passes so quickly for all of us but my memories and love for your Mom will stay in my heart forever.

    Love You All,
    Terry and Robin Mohrland

  3. lisa hazen says:

    Dear Family, Im so sorry about your loss. larraine was always a very good neighbor and will not be forgotten. im sorry I couldnt be there, but i worked 3rd shift, and will be sleeping at the time of the services. again im sorry for the loss of your loved one, mother, grandmother and friend.

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