Obituary: Dolores “DeDe” Samuel, 82, Pentwater.

December 30, 2018

Dolores “DeDe” Samuel

Obituary: Dolores “DeDe” Samuel, 82, Pentwater.

Dolores “DeDe” Samuel, 82, of Pentwater, formerly of Grand Ledge, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

DeDe was born on July 28, 1936 in Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur and Roma (Dick) Ardrey.  She graduated from Pentwater High School in 1953 and received her degree in education from Michigan State University.  DeDe enjoyed traveling and Tiger baseball.  She could often be found gardening or reading and loved spending time with her family and friends.

DeDe is survived by her children, Jenne Samuel, Jana Hand, and Alison (Jeff) Sieffert; grandchildren, MacKenzie and Tyler Waldrop, Kennedy, Andrew and Abagayle Hand, Samuel and Aaron Sieffert, and Josh, Allen and Aleah Samuel-Cifaldi.

DeDe was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Roma; husband, Arnold F. Samuel; and daughter Jeen Waldrop.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Pentwater on June 15, 2019.  Specific details are still pending.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pentwater Township Library.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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