Dorothy Brautigam Obituary

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In Memory of

Dorothy Ellen Brautigam

February 7, 1924 - January 9, 2011
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Dorothy E. Brautigam, age 86, of Kingsley, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Dorothy was born on February 7, 1924 in Detroit, the daughter of Arthur and Violet (Kelly) Tomes. She moved to Kingsley as a child, attending Kingsley Schools. In September of 1941, she was wed to David Brautigam and raised three children. Dorothy was a lifelong member of Kingsley Baptist Church and has been in attendance for over 60 years. She was a member of Club 18, Gideons Auxillary, Kingsley Civic Club, a volunteer at the Kingsley Library, and a Sunday School teacher. With all of her volunteering and memberships, she...
Dorothy E. Brautigam, age 86, of Kingsley, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Dorothy was born on February 7, 1924 in Detroit, the daughter of Arthur and Violet (Kelly) Tomes. She moved to Kingsley as a child, attending Kingsley Schools. In September of 1941, she was wed to David Brautigam and raised three children.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of Kingsley Baptist Church and has been in attendance for over 60 years. She was a member of Club 18, Gideons Auxillary, Kingsley Civic Club, a volunteer at the Kingsley Library, and a Sunday School teacher. With all of her volunteering and memberships, she still found time to read, travel, cook and bake, and do what she loved most – spend time with her family.

Dorothy loved her family with all of her heart and will be missed by those who survive her; children, Judith (Neil) Smith, Suzanne (James) Kirk, and David (Sally) Brautigam; brothers, Arthur (Jean) Tomes and Michael (Diana) Sheridan; sisters in law, Eileen Reamer, Marion Lesher, and Beverly Johnson; 9 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband, David Brautigam in April 2009; parents, Arthur Tomes and Violet (Lyle) Sheridan; and sisters, Jacqueline Kearney and Dolores Dalrymple.

Please join the family while they Celebrate the Reunion of Dorothy and her husband, David, at a service held on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at 1 pm at Kingsley Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. There will also be a time for visitation on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 from 5 to 7 pm at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsley Baptist Church; 7511 Blackman Rd; Kingsley, MI 49649 or Grand Traverse Pavilions; 1000 Pavilions Circle; Traverse City, MI 49684.

Condolences may be offered at www.CovellKingsley.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.

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