November 23, 1939 - August 5, 2016
Dorothy “Dot” Baushke, 76, of Sodus died Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Royalton Manor in Royalton Township. Services celebrating her life will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, Aug 10, at the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Benton Harbor. Entombment will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. The visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday at the Fairplain Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of SW Michigan. Please share memories, messages, or photos at www.florin.net. Dorothy was born on Nov 23, 1939 in Benton Harbor to James and Bernice Jackson and was raised by her step dad, James Merritt, and her mother. She married her husband, James E. Baushke, in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1995. Together they celebrated 38 years of marriage. Dorothy has been employed at several different places including working as the bookkeeper at the family business, Lakeshore Tool Works, JC Penney, and Lakeshore Studios. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed working outdoors in her lawn and flower garden. She also enjoyed playing games on her computer. Dorothy was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother and best friend to her daughter. Dorothy and her daughter, Kari, did everything together. She loved and was always good supporter of her family. She was there when her family needed her. Her family includes her children, Kari Baushke, of Sodus and Douglas Baushke of Sodus; her brother, William Jackson, of Benton Harbor; her sisters, Millie Sexton of Watervliet and Denise (Mike) Crockett of Benton Harbor; her granddaughter, Melissa Michael; her step grandchildren, Jennifer (Lance) Hazen, and Groffrey (Mercedes) Burnsides; her step great granddaughter, Isabella Burnsides and her companion of 11 years, her dog, Peanut. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Bette Merritt and her brother, Thomas Jackson.
Dorothy “Dot” Baushke, 76, of Sodus died Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Royalton Manor in Royalton Township. Services celebrating her life will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, Aug 10, at the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service... View Obituary & Service Information
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