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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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Marilyn Snider

December 30, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Sweetest lady ever.


Jane Kling

December 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm

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.


Ruby Rogers

December 30, 2018 at 4:52 pm

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.


Carolyn Jordan

December 30, 2018 at 4:57 pm

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


Karen Stedman

December 30, 2018 at 9:52 pm

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.


Nancy Warner

December 31, 2018 at 1:00 am

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!


Kerry and Barb Smalla

December 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm

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.


Ruth King & family

January 1, 2019 at 11:22 am

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.


Brenda Page-Walker

January 5, 2019 at 11:14 am


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


Jim hawkins

January 7, 2019 at 6:05 pm

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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