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October 27 , 1942 - September 09 , 2022

Dorothy Havenstein

October 27 , 1942 - September 09 , 2022


For the countless people who Dorothy touched throughout her lifetime.

Friday, September 16, 2022
5:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


 A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held on Saturday, September 17, with details to follow



It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Havenstein wishes to announce her passing. Dorothy, age 79, of Flat Rock, MI, was extremely brave in her battle against lymphoma and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on September 9th, 2022. She was the loving mother of Paul (Jennifer) Havenstein, Jessica (Doug) Richter, Danielle (Chris Madsen) Havenstein, and David (Shanna) Havenstein; dear grandmother of Stephanie, Ray, Philipp, Jaclynn, Meaghan, Nathalie, Ani, Emerson, and Indy; and beloved great-grandmother of RIV and Gigi. She is also survived by her brother George (Lynda) Ferguson, and was preceded in death by her parents, John and Audra Ferguson; siblings, Kenneth “Denver” Smith, Ronald “Ronnie” Ferguson, John David Ferguson, Marion “Frankie” Ferguson; and her newborn daughter. 

Dorothy was born in River Rouge, MI, and raised in Romulus. After graduating from Huron High School in 1961, she moved to Flat Rock to raise her family, and then moved to Belleville in 2015. Dorothy enjoyed a wide variety of activities throughout her life, including bowling, playing slot machines, music (especially Elvis), cards and board games, and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to travel, with memorable trips on cruises and visits to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Las Vegas, Jamaica, and most recently, New Orleans. The most important things in Dorothy’s life were her family and friends, and she took every opportunity to spend time with those she loved. She knew how much she was loved in return, and she will be missed more than we could have ever imagined. 

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wigs for Kids.


“Celebration of Life” Memorial and Luncheon for Dorothy Havenstein Saturday, September 17 11:15am-2pm


Baldo’s Restaurant/Banquet Hall

20051 Telegraph Road

Brownstown, MI 48174


  • Im sorry for your loss janet fraley
  • Jessica, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Scott Beaudrie
  • I am so sorry to hear about Dorothy. She was a childhood friend of my mother's. Dorothy was a very sweet person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Robert Hellar
  • Audra and I just want to say how sorry we are to hear the news. We wish you guys the best and hope to see you sometime soon! “Love you Aunt Dorfy!!” Condolences - we miss you guys
  • I am so sorry to hear about Dorothy, I knew her from my days working at the Greenhouse with Jessica and Danielle. May the family find peace and comfort during their time of loss. Judy Judy M

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