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Dorothy J. Dankwardt

June 26, 2018

Dorothy J. Dankwardt passed away on June 26, 2018 at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.  She was born in Ontonagon Michigan to Edward and Helen (Joos) Weza.  She graduated from Ontonagon High School.

After graduation she worked in Duluth Minnesota for a few years. She then moved to Colorado, an area that she loved.  When Dorothy returned to the Upper Peninsula, she worked many years as a bookkeeper for the Konteka. Dorothy married Milton (Tiny) Dankwardt and they resided in White Pine.  She eventually moved to Ontonagon to be closer to her family.

Dorothy enjoyed painting, crewel, gardening, watching birds, crossword puzzles, fishing and being with her family.  She was active in her churches in White Pine and in Ontonagon. She enjoyed going to Bible study and church and knew her Bible well.  She was a true Christian. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Edward II, sisters Arlis Chynoweth and Joyce Solberg, and special friend Ray Archambeau.  

She is survived by her sister Janice (Fred) Rantala and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Ontonagon on July 5 at 1:00pm, with visitation an hour before.  Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Saint Paul Lutheran Church, the Ontonagon Cancer Association or the charity of your choice.


Donations may be made to:

St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
PO Box 85, Ontonagon MI 49953
Tel: 1-906-884-4788

Ontonagon County Cancer Association
P O Box 282, Ontonagon MI 49953


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