Dorothy Lucille HumrichDorothy Lucille (Townsend) Humrich, age 99, formerly of Webberville, went to be with her Lord on April 3, 2020. She was born November 30, 1920 to Fay and Gladys (Smith) Townsend of Dansville, Michigan. She married Lawrence A. Humrich on August 17, 1946 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fowlerville. Lawrence preceded her in death on April 25, 1976.
Her early years were impacted by the tragic loss of her mother when she was only 6 years old. She helped care for her siblings at a very young age during The Great Depression. Dorothy worked many different jobs, including Ford Motor Co. at Willow Run during World War II. After marriage, she supported her husband in the work of operating their dairy farm near Parkers Corners. She loved to sew, making many teddy bears and afghans. She also loved to bake, especially Christmas cookies with her grandchildren and baked goods for family and church. She enjoyed spending winters in Jensen Beach, Florida.
Dorothy was a longtime active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and also a member of Michigan Farm Bureau. She lived her later years at the Humrich Homestead where she started married life. Her final years were at Riverwind Assisted Living in Williamston.
Dorothy is survived by three children: Clark (Linda) Humrich, Marvin (Jean) Humrich, and Noreen (Michael) Schoonover; five grandchildren: Jamie (Andy) Schneider, Jodi (Brian) Hill, Scott (Becky) Humrich, Beth (Ben) Sperry, and Alane Humrich (John Patterson); 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Battige; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Howard, Rex, and Loal; three sisters: Helen, Mary Louise, and Evadene; two half-sisters: Elaine and Mae Marie: one half-brother: Roland; and two step brothers: Junior and Charles.
Graveside services were held for immediate family on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. A memorial service is planned for a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 132 S Benjamin Street, PO Box 218, Fowlerville, Michigan. Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.