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Dorothy P. Trierweiler

June 20, 1930 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 89)

Obituary

TRIERWEILER - Dorothy "Dottie" P. Trierweiler, age 89, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Trierweiler; brothers, Steven Schafer, Marvin Schafer, Alvin Schafer, Clarence Schafer, Frederick Schafer, Donald Schafer; sister, Esther Schafer; brothers-in-law, Robert Trierweiler, Donald (Germaine)Trierweiler, Gerald Trierweiler, David Spitzley, Carroll Lischkge, Robert Bashore, Arthur Schafer, Charles Roggenbuck. Dorothy is survived by her children, Gwen (Gary) Hawes, Kent (Nancy) Trierweiler, Lori (Mark) Vellky, Dana (Doreen) Trierweiler; grandchildren, Max (Melissa), Austin (Laura), David(Katelyn) and Jill Trierweiler; Jordan, Madison, and Julia Vellky; Drew, Spencer, and Annika Trierweiler, Garrett (Meredith) Hawes, Ernest (Tiffany) Nomides; great grandchildren, Hunter and Beckett Hawes, Owen and Mackenzie Trierweiler; Isaac, Levi, and Brynlee Trierweiler; brother, Justin (Alfreda) Schafer; sisters, Irene Lischkge, Mildred Schafer, Rita Bashore, Bertha Roggenbuck; sisters-in-law, Mary Schafer, Marie Schafer, Pauline Schafer, Kathy Schafer, Judy Schafer, Joyce Davis, Joann Spitzley, Eileen Trierweiler, Jeanette Trierweiler. Dottie's greatest love of her life was her husband and family. She was a mother of 4, grandmother of 12, and great grandmother of 7. She and Stan, her husband of 61.5 years, worked in their dedicated professions to raise their family. Dottie was in the hospital business. At age 19, she started to work in a Lansing hospital. Their joint goal was to put together catholic educations for the kids, a family cottage in Mid Michigan, and a homestead in Downriver Detroit where they resided for 47 years. Over Dottie's 39 year career, she was able to obtain her vehicles of choice, multiple beloved Cadillacs, travel the world, and spend countless weekends and summer vacations at the Bear Lake cottage with family. Where did she ever find the time to crochet over 50 afghans? No one knows! In addition, Dottie and Stan financed college for their children. In doing so, they gave up many other things for themselves. Dottie helped Stan with his Knights of Columbus "steak dinners" at the Flat Rock, Michigan K of C post, and they were active members of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Rockwood all 47 years. As age goes, Dottie's children asked her to quit work from the Oakwood Hospital Systems at age 73. They wanted her to enjoy life. Nearer to retirement, she and Stan wintered in Clearwater Beach, Florida for 22 years. After Stan passed away, she spent another 3 years in Palmetto, Florida in her own place. Her other passions were exercise, fishing with sons and grandsons, shopping, decorating her homes, cottage, and condo, and coordinating family events at the cottage. She will always be remembered for her grace, wit, love of family, and all of her selfless sacrifices. She will be missed! Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 20, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1120 4 Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Dottie's family will greet relatives and friends 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan. To share a photo, memory and sign the family's online guestbook please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dorothy P. Trierweiler please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Graceland Memorial Park
4341 Cascade Rd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49506

Visitation

DEC 19. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]

https://www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

Visitation

DEC 19. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]

https://www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

Rosary

DEC 19. 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]

https://www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

Visitation

DEC 20. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

St. Jude Catholic Church

1120 4 Mile Rd. NE

Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

Mass of Christian Burial

DEC 20. 11:00 AM (EST)

St. Jude Catholic Church

1120 4 Mile Rd. NE

Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

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