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Dorothea Heumann Reuter

June 15, 1916 April 1, 2012
Dorothea Heumann Reuter
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Obituary for Dorothea Heumann Reuter

Dorothea Caroline Heumann Reuter, died April 1, 2012, at Cherrywood Nursing Center in Sterling Heights. She was 95 years old. Dorothea was born June 15, 1916, in Detroit, to Hulda (nee Hellenberg) and William Arends and was baptized July 1, 1916 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Detroit.

Dorothea married Clarence Heumann on June 2, 1937 and together they raised two sons. Clarence died March 29, 1980. She married Victor C. Reuter on October 11, 1986 and they were married nearly 19 years until his death, June 4, 2005.

Dorothea is survived by her son, Gerald (Linda) Heumann, grandchildren, Lisa Lopresto, Mike Heumann, and Angela Sclabassi, and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her extended family, Janet (Charles) Mitchell, Donald (Charlotte) Reuter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothea is also preceded in death by her son, Paul Heumann, sister, Lois (Robert) Mercer, brother, Karl (Ruth) Arends and loving step-father, George W. James.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday at 12 noon. Friends may visit beginning at 11am. Burial will follow in Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.

Memorials appreciated to Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northhampton, MA 01061-0515 or Huntington Woods Lutheran Church, 12935 W. Eleven Mile Road, Huntington Woods, Michigan 48070.


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