Dorothy A. Daniels

Whittemore, Michigan
June 15, 1927 - January 2, 2018


Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2-8 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale

Service Location

St. Stephen of Hungary Catholic Church-Skidway Lake


Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Dorothy A. Daniels, age 90, of Whittemore, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. She was born on June 15, 1927 in Standish to Peter & O’Delia (Osier) Koelsch. She and her husband Donald owned and operated Daniel’s Dairy Farm in Whittemore since 1953. Dorothy was a member of St. James Catholic Church and Altar Society. She had been a member of the Farm Bureau and was a 4-H Leader. She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting, sewing, playing cards and dancing.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Wallace (Jan) Daniels of Whittemore, Rodney (Anne) Daniels of Whittemore, Lynn Daniels of Whittemore, Lorene (Mike) Saunders of West Branch, Carol (Mark) Gingerich of National City; grandchildren, Christopher (Michele) Daniels of Whittemore, Lisa (Brian) Searing of AR, Jennifer (Charles) Kyle of NY, Audrey (Jason) Bischoff of Tawas City, Laura (Peter) Anschuetz of Tawas City, Bonnie (Michael) Rossow of Sterling, Catherine (Garrick) Bush of Albion, Mary (Ryan) Titus of NY, Luke (Lindsey) Daniels of Whittemore, Jessica (Joseph) Checchi of Whittemore, Trisha (Edwin) Bellinger of National City, Stephanie (Corey) Kinney of Whittemore, Jeffrey (Bethany) Spencer of Hudsonville, Donald (Michelle) Gingerich of East Tawas, Daniel (Sarah) Gingerich of National City, Leah Gingerich of National City; step-grandchildren, Michael Saunders of TX, Christine (Darrin) Kielb of Dearborn, and Joseph (Theresa) Saunders of NC; 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; daughter-in-law, Lugene Daniels; grandsons, Ryan Spencer and Shawn Daniels; brothers, Vernon Koelsch and William Koelsch.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2-8 P.M. at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Skidway Lake with Fr. Lawrence Boks as celebrant. Interment will be in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Whittemore. Online condolences may be made to the family at


St. James Catholic Cemetery


Wally & Jan and family . So sorry to hear about you Mom Wally . Think about you often. Take care.
— Mary Beth & Ray Barber
So sorry for your loss Rod, Anne & the whole family. We'll be praying for you.
— Kris & Carla Wardin
On behalf of my late husband, Bill, who was a classmate and friend of Dorothy's in Standish, I want to extend our sympathy to her large family. I enjoyed meeting her and visiting with her at their class reunions. I am sorry for your loss.
— Rae McCready
Dorothy has been a good neighbor and friend for years. Always enjoyed visiting with her when I saw her. Our condolences to all the family. May it help you all to know she is in a better place and with her beloved Don again. Julie and Farmer
— Julia Bellor
Amazed to find out Dorothy was 90! Sure did not act like it. We always sat in the same pew at St. Stephen's and we will miss her smiling face and congeniality. Very sorry for your loss.
— Mary & John

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