2017-01-12 / Obituaries

Dorothy Dehring


Dorothy Dehring Dorothy Dehring Dorothy Ann Dehring, 60, of Mackinac Island, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at her home, following a lingering illness.

She was born April 22, 1956, to Dean and Dorothy “Dot” (nee Perault) Gillespie on Mackinac Island.

Mrs. Dehring was graduated from Mackinac Island Public School in 1974.

She married Jack Dehring, Jr. August 17, 1974, at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island.

Mrs. Dehring served as the Mackinac Island City Treasurer for 14 years, leaving the position because of health issues. She also had worked at First National Bank on Mackinac Island at one time.

She was a lifetime member of Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church and a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Mrs. Dehring was a quiet person with a pleasing personality, friends said, and she was loved by those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Jack; a son and his family, Jack III and Deborah Dehring of Skokie, Illinois; a daughter, Sarah Dehring of Alma; two grandchildren, Jack IV and Domenica; her parents, Dean and Dot Gillespie of Hessel; two brothers and their families, Dean of Hessel and James of Mackinac Island, and two sisters and their families, Florence Cardinal of Cedarville and Laurel and Reginald Gough, also of Cedarville.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, January 9, at 1 p.m. at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church with Father Frank Ricca and Father Jim Williams officiating. Visitation was from noon to time of the service at the church.

Burial will be in Ste. Anne’s Cemetery on Mackinac Island at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church or the Mackinac Island Community Foundation, with envelopes available at Dodson Funeral Home in St. Ignace, who assisted the family with arrangements.

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