Dorothy M. Miller

Dorothy M. Miller

Dorothy passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born on January 29, 1929 in Kalamazoo. Dorothy had grown up in Bloomingdale and as a young woman had worked at the canning factory in Fennville and Plainwell. In 1948 she married Merton Miller. Together they enjoyed fishing, camping and spending winters in Florida. After his passing Dorothy enjoyed traveling around Michigan with her daughter and crocheting blankets and embroidering pillows.

Dorothy was led to the Lord when she was 15 and her faith continued to grow. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Otsego and enjoyed helping different families in the church, visiting them and encouraging them in the Lord.

Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Miller of Plainwell; granddaughter, Sara Fowler of Portage, great-granddaughter, Courtney Brouwer of Portage and her brother, Carl (Peggy) Dostie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, John Miller and sister, Barbara Thorne.  

Friends may visit with Dorothy’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating.

Burial will follow at West Cooper Cemetery.

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  1. Marilyn Snider says:

    Sweetest lady ever.

  2. Jane Kling says:

    Dear Deb, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always a cheerful person and cared about so many. May her memory bring you joy and peace as the days go by.

  3. Ruby Rogers says:

    Dearest Debbie
    awweee I was so sadden to hear the news about your Mama during church she was so sweet and I’m going to miss going into the Sunday school class to hunt her down and here her say there’s my special girl. She sure loved the Lord and people so much may we carry her love for people like never before and let her inspiration and true love for Christ shine through us all. Lots of hugs at this time but rejoice because she is with the Lord now.

  4. Carolyn Jordan says:

    A dear, sweet & kind Lady. My prayers of comfort are with you during this tremendously difficult time. Many hugs to you, Debbie.

  5. Karen Stedman says:

    So very sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a good neighbor to my parents and to all of us kids. Prayers for you.

  6. Nancy Warner says:

    Debbie, I am sorry for your loss! I will have you and your family in my prayers! I will always your mom’s quiet sweet spirit, great cooking and love for the Lord! I am currently in Iowa visiting with Elisabeth and her family, so will miss her memorial service. My heart is with you, but am comforted by the fact that she is with Jesus! Love you!

  7. Kerry and Barb Smalla says:

    Debbie, our love and prayers are with you and the family during these days.
    Your mom was such a kind , sweet, sweet, giving lady! She used her phone to encourage and bless our lives as well as many others. She was a wonderful disciple of Christ.

  8. Ruth King & family says:

    Dorothy has been a true friend of mine for many many years. She and her family lived right across the street from us on B Avenue. Very caring folks – I will miss her. Lots of cookouts, visiting back and forth, snowmobiling and playing cards. They loved our kids very much and that was returned in kind.

    Deb, keep your chin up and remember we all love you and will be there for you if you need. Dorothy, you rest in peace.

  9. Brenda Page-Walker says:


    So sorry about your Moms passing. I have so many wonderful

    memories of my family and yours at Pine Lake all of those

    summers ago. Your Mom and Dad were like my second family.

    I will hold her in my heart forever. If you need anything I’m right on

    AB Avenue and will help for whatever you need.

    Brenda Page-Walker and Family

  10. Jim hawkins says:

    Debbie, so sorry for your loss. I didn’t learn of your mother’s passing until minutes before my mother’s passing. She was a special woman.

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