Dorothy L. Rodgers

November 11, 1936 - February 22, 2018

Dorothy Louise Rodgers of Cadillac passed away Thursday evening, February 22, 2018 at her home. She was 81.
Dorothy was born November 11, 1936 in Howell, Michigan to Charles L. and Louise M.(Stranen) VanBlaricum and they preceded her in passing. On February 6, 1954 in Howell she married her first and only love, Charles A. Rodgers, Sr. and he preceded her in passing on August 5, 2008.
While in Howell, Dorothy worked at her Dad’s Restaurant and the State Hospital. After marrying Charles the couple moved to Colorado while he was a sergeant in the Korean War. Upon moving to Cadillac Dorothy worked at Cadillac Girl Coat and Four Star. She knitted mittens and donated them to children in need for over 15 years.
Mrs. Rodgers was very proud of the fact that she earned her diploma later in life and was able to walk in graduation with the class of 1985. She enjoyed going for truck rides and attending auctions with her husband. Dorothy loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Diana (Ralph) Duncan of Boon, Rosemarie Bien of Cadillac, Charles (Wendy) Rodgers, Jr. of Wisconsin, Michael (Patti) Rodgers of Cadillac, Barbara (Chuck) Fredell of Lake City and Tammy (Joe) Wills, Sr. of Cadillac; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Margaret Rodgers; son-in-law, Tim Bien and siblings: Kenneth, Boyd “Stub”, Bill, Tim, Helen, Catherine, Verla, Anna.
Cremation has taken place and her final resting place will be Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac where graveside services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM.
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Margie Johnson - Mar 3rd, 2018 4:56 pm

" So Sorry to all of you for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers "

Dennis hoag - Mar 17th, 2018 8:43 pm

"Sorry she was a grate women"

Ron and Debbie Odette - Mar 30th, 2018 9:25 pm

"Such warm memories of Dorothy and Charlie. They were regulars at the Saddle Inn, part of the family. "

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