Dorothy Monhollen

Obituary of Dorothy Louise Monhollen

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Dorothy Louise Burwell or “Dot” as she became commonly known as was born on January 18, 1942, in McBain, Michigan in Missaukee County. She was one of four children raised by her mother: Betty Lou (Van Meter) Burwell.  Dot attended Bedford High School and graduated with the class of 1960.

On June 16, 1962, at the Lucas County Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio, Dot married the love of her life: Ronald Dale Monhollen. Together the couple were blessed with a daughter and three sons: Gloria, Ronald, Greg, and Eric.  Sadly, after thirty-seven years of blissful marriage Ronald passed away on November 20, 2000.  To help provide for her family, Dot worked for over thirty years as a stamping press operator for Bernard Engraving. 

Dot enjoyed crocheting and spent many hours creating afghan for her family members. Although she didn’t have a favorite NASCAR driver or football team these were the two sports, she enjoyed watching the most. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers around her yard. Dot enjoyed spending time in the kitchen whipping up her homemade spaghetti or chicken noodle soup.  Of all things in this world, she cherished spending time with family the most.

Dorothy Louise Monhollen, age 82 of Erie, Michigan passed away on Wednesday; April 17, 2024, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Her passing was preceded by her parents; her husband Ronald; her sister and brother-in-law: Rose “Rosie” and Warren Escot; and two brothers: Donald Burwell and Robert Thrush.

To cherish Dorothy’s memory she leaves one daughter: Gloria (Mark) Morizen of Erie, Michigan; three sons: Ronald (Patty) Monhollen of Toledo, Ohio, Greg (Tricia) Monhollen of Monroe, Michigan, and Eric (Nicole) Monhollen of Erie, Michigan; eleven grandchildren: Gary (Bethany) Monhollen, Chase Monhollen, Christy (Jason) Kelley, Lori (Kyle) Riffle, Ronald (Kirstie) Monhollen, Hunter Rose (Kevin) Ferris, Blake (Jenna) Monhollen, Tyler (Megan) Monhollen, Erika Monhollen, Gage Monhollen, and Dalton Schuyler; eighteen great grandchildren; her awesome neighbors: George and Carol; and her lifelong friend: Pat Ingle.

Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Sunday; April 21, 2024, at Merkle Funeral Service, Erie; 9156 Summit Street, Erie, Michigan 48133 (734) 317-7199. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Monday; April 22, 2024, also at Merkle’s with Pastor BJ McDaniel of One-Way Christian Fellowship in Monroe, Michigan officiating. Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial.

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Public Gathering for Dorothy Monhollen

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Merkle Funeral Service, Erie
9156 Summit Street
Erie, Michigan, United States
(734) 317-7199
Public Gathering for Dorothy Monhollen

Celebration of Life for Dorothy Monholen

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, April 22, 2024
Merkle Funeral Service ERIE
9156 Summit St.
Erie, Michigan, United States
Celebration of life for Doronty Monhollen
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Dorothy Monhollen

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Dorothy Monhollen

1942 - 2024

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