Dorothy Trendel
Dorothy Trendel
  • October 12, 1928 - January 5, 2018
  • Madison Heights, Michigan

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Dorothy Trendel, age 89, of Madison Heights passed away on January 5, 2018 peacefully at home under Hospice Care. She was born October 12, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to Albert and Katherine (Tomchick) Blanchak. She married Anthony Trendel on June 24, 1950. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1996. Dorothy was a homemaker and stay at home mom. She served as an Election Official for many years. She was a founding member of St. Vincent Ferrer Church. She was loved by many and had a wonderful sense of humor. Her door was always open with a fresh pot of coffee for all who entered.

Dorothy is survived by 5 children, Shirley Kanaby (Wallace) of Bad Axe, Linda Gibson of Harrison Township, John Trendel of Madison Heights, Anthony Trendel Jr. of Perry, and LeeAnn Trendel of Shelby Township. Other survivors include 6 grandchildren, Katherine Gibson of Harrison Township, Maryann VanHevel (Scott) of Kenockee Township, Anastasia Russell of Oxford, Charles Russell III of Ortonville, Jeremy Gibson of Harrison Township, and Ira Gibson of Warren. 2 great grandchildren, Scott VanHevel of Harrison Township and Sarah VanHevel of Kenockee Township.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Anthony Trendel, a daughter Margaret Trendel and a son-in-law Walter Gibson.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Madison Heights, Michigan on January 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Fr. John Esper will be officiating. There will be a visitation from 9:15 AM until the time of mass. Burial will be in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Michigan.