Dorothy DeHaan

December 15, 1929 - October 25, 2016
Galesburg, MI



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Kalamazoo Humane Society
4239 South Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 345-1181
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Talons Honor Flight
PO Box 280
Poratge, MI 49024
(269) 273-4545
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 86, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 15, 1929 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Oliver and Sarah (Cox) Wallace. Dorothy was a homemaker most her life, however, worked several years at different restaurants and as an administrative assistant at Borgess Medical Center. Cremation will take place and a Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date. Members of her family include her 3 daughters: Dale (a very close son-in-law John) Lewis, Cindi Reynolds-Maxson and Kimberli DeHaan; 5 grandchildren: Lana (Josh) Cooper, Andrew (Julie) Lewis, Traci (Kenny) Vike, Tammi (Greg) Vike and Todd (Nickole) Reynolds; 10 great grandchildren: Alyssa, Jordan, Haylee, Hayden, Megan, John Mason, Savannah, Nash, Skylar and Ashlynn; 3 siblings: Elmo (Arlene) Wallace, Frieda Wallace and Carol Peck; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. DeHaan in 2013; brother, Donald “Chester” Wallace and by a sister-in-law, Nancy Parish. Please visit Dorothy’s personal memory page at where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of her and sign her online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society or Talons Out Honor Flight. Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900.