Dorothy Lucille Dankert

Saginaw, Michigan
June 17, 1922 - April 9, 2018


Buresh Funeral Home
Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas Chapel


Saturday, April 14, 2018
2:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Dorothy L. Dankert of Saginaw and formerly of Tawas, Michigan and La Selva Beach California, died on April 9, 2018 at Barton Woods Assisted Living in Freeland, Michigan, age 95. She was born June 17, 1922 in Alabaster Township, Michigan, the daughter of Fred J. and Luella May (Brown) Blust. Mrs. Dankert graduated from Saginaw General Hospital School of Nursing and was a nurse in Saginaw for 47 years, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and nature. Family and friends were the central focus of her life. Mrs. Dankert was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Saginaw Chapter and served as Worthy Matron and held numerous offices in the Grand Family. After retirement she moved to Tawas and joined the Tawas Chapter. She was a member of the White Shrine, a past Guardian of Job’s Daughter’s, and an Advisor for the Order of Demolay. She was a member of the Ladies Literary Club of Tawas City, the American Business Women’s Association where she was past president and selected Woman of the Year. Mrs. Dankert was a member of First Baptist Church in Tawas City. In addition, she volunteered for many years working with the handicapped and Hospice. Surviving are her daughter Bonnie Dankert of La Selva Beach, California, son James (Wanda) Dankert of Saginaw, Michigan, 4 grandchildren Charis, Christopher, Brian and Erin and 5 great-grandchildren. Other surviving family members are her sister-in-law Joan Blust, great niece Michelle (David) Stark, and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest J. Dankert in 1979, by her parents Fred and Luella Blust and by 2 brothers Vernon and Herbert Blust. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, Michigan with Pastor Rob Nordin officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Tawas City, Michigan. The family will welcome friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or First Baptist Church in Tawas City.


Shriner's Children's Hospital
First Baptist Church


Memory Gardens Cemetery ~ Tawas City, Michigan


My deepest and sincere sympathy to Jim and Bonnie and all family members of Dorothy. What a great and fun woman she always was, and I have many fond memories of her, both in Saginaw and in the Tawas area at the family cottage. She made our fishing expeditions so special and so much fun! I will always remember her having that big, beautiful smile on her face! You are all truly blessed to have her for so long!! Your beautiful memories will sustain you always. Sending thoughts, prayers, and love. Carol Socha
— Carol Socha
My sympathies to Bonnie, Jim and families. You, with your Mother and Dad were such great neighbors during the years we lived next door to each other.
— Jeanette Freigang
Jim, Wanda, Bonnie and families, our hearts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your mother's long and fruitful life. She was a gracious lady with a lot of accomplishments. Her kind and caring manner lead her through a lot of endeavors. Her memory lives on with many!
— Jan and Dick Pope

When my mother wasn't there, you were. When my father was too busy, Ernie wasn't. When I needed a friend, I had Bonnie.

I like to think I'm a good man. I raised four wonderful sons and married a loving spouse. Your family's values and love reside in mine. Thank you.

The boy next door,

— Michael Gardyko

Leave Your Condolences (must be approved by staff)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.