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Dorothy Christina Kuehnle

May 12, 1928 April 18, 2018
Dorothy Christina Kuehnle
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Obituary for Dorothy Christina Kuehnle

Dorothy Kuehnle, a lifelong resident of Milford, went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. She lived 89 long and beautiful years.

Dorothy, lovingly referred to as Dot, was born in Berkley, MI on May 12, 1928. She was the only daughter of 5 children born to Edwin and Anna Roeske. Her family was very close and had a deep faith in God. She graduated from Milford High School in 1946, then went to school to become a secretary and worked in a legal office. She met Robert Kuehnle on a blind date and they fell in love. The sweethearts were married at Christ Lutheran on May 27, 1950, the first to be married in the newly built church, where she remained a member for another 68 years. They were blessed with six children through the years, Vicki Rae, Marc Edwin, Tina Ann, Cindi Kay, Anna Christina and Joel Robert.

Dorothy and Bob loved their children deeply and made sure they enjoyed love and laughter in their home. Dorothy filled her children’s lives with song, often using it to liven up the mood with a song for every occasion, she sang about everything from getting dressed in the morning, to worms and prunes. She had a multitude of unique and silly sayings that she was well known for, especially by her children and grandchildren, far too many to list. She brought her children to church, Sunday school, and VBS, praying with them daily and working hard to instill a love for their Savior, always showing them God’s love through her example. She made certain that they had many great childhood memories; every birthday was a special occasion with a favorite meal and cake. Dorothy was often referred to as the kool-aid mom, as all of the children of the neighborhood would congregate at her home because she was so welcoming and kind. She would also take them to church and VBS. Dorothy had the heart of a servant, always putting others before herself and took pleasure from the simple things in life. When she experienced trials in her life, Dorothy faced them with grace and dignity, always present for those she loved.

Dorothy and Bob loved to travel and took many vacations over the years, including their pilgrimage to Myrtle Beach for the winter and their fishing trips to Lake Nepesing. She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church; she was active in the choir, served with the Altar Guild, loved serving in the Women League, helped in the kitchen, with VBS, and so many other things. She enjoyed many trips up north for choir camp where she and Bob often performed the skit “There’s a Hole in the Bucket” to the delight of those who gathered around. She had an incredible sense of humor. Dorothy and Bob enjoyed their ever-growing family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy loved to fish, garden, can, crochet and was an avid Tiger’s fan. She loved holidays and family parties as she relished the time with all of her family and loved to nurture with food. She was an amazing cook. She was a blessing to all she met — she was always thoughtful, caring and kind to all. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother, and a great friend. Dorothy will be missed by all who knew her and her legacy will be one of great love and deep faith.

Living in her loving and faithful example will keep her legacy alive.

She was preceded in death by Robert, her beloved husband of sixty years in 2010, her daughter, Vicki, and son, Marc. She is survived by daughters, Tina (Russell) Hayden, Cindi (Edward) Suidan, Anna (Michael) Clark; son, Joel (Wendy) Kuehnle; grandchildren, Marc Jr  (Amanda), Michael, Christina (Jason) Hamilton, Vicki (Brian) Stewart, Megan (Jason) Granroth, Chase (Rachel) Suidan, Courtney, Crystal, Brandon (Ashley) Calkins, Amber (Charlie) Roy, Katherine (Ryan) Smith, Sarah (Jimmy) Turner, Caleb, Madison, Alexzander, BenJamin (Melissa), Cecily and sixteen great-grandchildren, and one on the way; brother, Charles Roeske as well as many loving extended family members, dear friends from Christ Lutheran Church and a host of others who come together to mourn her death and celebrate a life well lived.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Sunday, April 22, from 1 PM — 7 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 620 General Motors Rd., Milford, on Monday, April 23, at 11 AM with The Rev. Andrew Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the church.

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

22

Apr

1:00 PM 4/22/2018 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/22/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Monday

23

Apr

11:00 AM 4/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church

620 General Motors Road
Milford, MI 48381

Visitation beginning at the church at 10 AM

Christ Lutheran Church
620 General Motors Road Milford 48381 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Milford Road & M59

Milford Road & M59
United States

Memorial Contribution

Christ Lutheran Church

620 General Motors Road
Milford, MI 48381
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