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Dorothy C. Schmelter

March 14, 1920 — August 24, 2012

Dorothy C. Schmelter, 92, a River Walk resident in Plymouth since 2006, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 8:28 a.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus of natural causes. Dorothy was a former resident of Hobart, Indiana.

Dorothy was born in Boone, Iowa on March 14, 1920.

She graduated from Hobart High School in 1938. She then completed Beauty College and worked as a hairdresser for 30 years. Much of that time was at Mr. Jerry’s Beauty Shop in Miller, Indiana where she was also the manager.

Dorothy liked sewing, knitting, playing the organ and volunteer work with the St. Mary’s Hospital in Hobart.

She was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hobart and a current member of Calvary Lutheran in Plymouth.

Surviving is her daughter; Bonnie L. Edwards and companion Larry Sheetz of Plymouth. Grandchildren; Emery J. (Lori) Badanish of Independence, MS, Colette C. (Stephen) Eversole of Lafayette, IN, Floyd E. (Amber) Badanish of Grand Rapids, MI along with three great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter; Cassandra L. Basehoar and a granddaughter; Desiree M. Badanish. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Services will immediately follow visitation at 7 p.m. with Pastor Steven J. Resner officiating.

Burial services will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in the Lake Forest Cemetery, in Grand Haven, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563
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