Dorothy J. Anderson
Dorothy J. Anderson
  • March 30, 1929 - October 22, 2016
  • Michigan

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March 30, 1929 - October 22, 2016
Dorothy, age 87, died peacefully at her home on October 22, 2016, with her son and caregiver, Joseph, her daughter, Lola, and her beloved dog, Missy by her side.
She was born March 30, 1929 in Gaylord, Michigan to Theresa (Kosiara) and John Mankowski. She was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan and a graduate of St. Phillip Catholic High School, 1947.
Dorothy was married to Lowell Dallas Anderson for 54 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell and first husband, Wayne Kenneth Taylor. Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn Taylor (Ron) Varilek of Sarasota, FL, Lola Dee Dickerson, and son, Joseph Vern of Lansing, MI, two grandsons, Dustin David (Tiffany) Dickerson, Landon Joseph (Paige) Dickerson, five great grandchildren, Lilah, Cecilia, Braylon, Julius, and Presley Dickerson.
Dorothy was employed by Sears, Roebuck for 14 years. She loved polka music and the Lawrence Welk show. Her greatest enjoyments in life were her great grandchildren, her dog, Missy, and going to the casino.
We would like to thank Residential Hospice for their care and comfort to the family. The family is especially thankful to Carriane, her nurse, Kathleen her social worker, Kathy, Michelle and Charles for their assistance.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman DeWitt Chapel, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, MI 48820. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at