Obituary: Dorothy Thomas, 69, Ludington.

December 10, 2018

Dorothy Thomas

Obituary: Dorothy Thomas, 69, Ludington.

Dorothy M. Thomas, 69, of Ludington passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born May 9, 1949 in Grand Rapids to Joseph and Virginia (Hartwell) Batog. Dorothy graduated from West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids in 1967. She married James Thomas on June 18, 1971 at St. James Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.

Dorothy worked at Orchard Market. She loved working there and she made lifelong friendships. She also worked for Ludington Daily News and Brills Manufacturing.  Dorothy was a caring and compassionate soul who often made personalized knitted gifts for her friends and family. Her thoughtfulness and giving nature was always without expectation of acknowledgement.  Dorothy spent the majority of her spare time tending her garden, which she loved dearly. She also loved to read and go for walks.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her husband of 47 years, Jim; her sons, Donovan (Heather) Thomas of Holland and Ryan Thomas of Anchorage; her grandchildren, Gloria and Owen Thomas; her sisters, Kathleen (Larry) Hall, Barbara (James) Steffens, and Deborah (David) Bradcoski all of Grand Rapids; and her many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home in Ludington. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. at St. Simon Catholic Church in Ludington with The Rev. Wayne B. Wheeler presiding. Family will greet friends beginning at 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be direct to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com

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