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Dorothy E. Schmidt

December 22, 1922 January 18, 2017
Dorothy  E. Schmidt
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Obituary for Dorothy E. Schmidt

Dorothy E. Schmidt, a longtime resident of Hamburg and Berkley, died January 18, 2017. She was 94 years old. Dorothy was born December 22, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan to Bertha (nee Stankewitz) Edward Kamasis.

Dorothy met and later married John Schmidt in 1948. During WWII, Dorothy was a member of the “anchorettes”, visiting the injured in hospitals. She met and later married John Schmidt in 1948. A marriage that spanned 63 years before his death in 2012. Dorothy was a member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Birmingham who enjoyed cross stitching and knitting, but especially spending time with her family.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Max Holly and daughter, Kathy (Jerry) Harper; Cherished grandchildren, Todd (Becky) Harper, Miranda Harper, Jessica (Danny) Stephenson, Riva Alexander, and Max Schmidt. She is also survived by her five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband John Schmidt and siblings, Gloria Rykwalder and Walter Kamasis.

A Memorial Service will be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 E. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham, Monday (January 23rd) at 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Interment in Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.

Memorials appreciated to Alzheimer’s Association, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48033 or Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 E. 14 Mile Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009.


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