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Dorothy Mae (Shannon) Lawitzke

Born: Sun., Apr. 7, 1935
Died: Thu., Jun. 27, 2019


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 03, 2019
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 03, 2019
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

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Dorothy Mae (Shannon) Lawitzke, aged 84, of St. Ignace, Michigan, passed away after a brief illness on June 27, 2019.  She was born on April 7, 1935 at home on Sugar Island, Michigan. 

She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Bonnie (Vermillion) Brady, Fran (Vermillion) Shooltz, Charles and Kim Vermillion, Mark Vermillion, Marjorie Arning, Tad, Todd and Aaron Shannon; and Dorothy Payment and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded by her parents, William Shannon and Mary (Oller) Shannon; sisters, Alice (Shannon) Payment, Molly (Shannon) Vermillion; brothers, William G. Shannon, Kenneth Shannon and Robert Shannon, also, by a niece and nephews, Jane Hulse, Garry Payment and Paul Vermillion.

She graduated from Loretto High School in Sault Ste Marie and worked for many years as a retail buyer and in sales for exclusive jewelry stores in the Detroit area and Lansing.  Most recently, she resided at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  She enjoyed her time there and the outstanding care the staff provided.   She was a treasure of history about her family, friends and neighbors on Sugar Island while growing up there.

Visitation is from 12 noon until 1:00pm with services following at 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Clark Bailey, Newhouse Funeral Home, 113 Maple St., Sault Ste.  Marie.   Burial will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery on Sugar Island.   Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com

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Donna Pope
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
We played Bingo with Dorothy every Monday and Wednesday at Evergreen Living and are saddened to hear of her passing. We want you to know that she talked about her nieces and nephews all the time. She really loved you. We will definitely miss seeing her sweet smile. Love to all, Donna Pope and Jean Huskey

Amber Micka
   Posted Mon July 01, 2019
My condolences to the family for your loss of Ms. Lawitzke. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

Lloyd E. Ruona
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Dorothy and I go back a long way, in fact, all the way to the one room school at the Bay. Dorothy was a very talented individual and a wonderful friend. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. Rest in Peace old friend. Rest in Peace! Lloyd E. Ruona

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