Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Dorothy Punches

   Dorothy E. Punches, 94, of Cadillac, went to be with her Savior on June 19, 2007.

   Dorothy was born April 6, 1913 in Saginaw. She was the daughter of George and Louise (Reitter) Hoffmann.

   Dorothy married George Louis Punches April 26, 1931. He died March 30, 2006, a month before their 75th anniversary.

   Mrs. Punches was active in her church, the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church “Young at Heart” Club, and was also an associate member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Cadillac, Michigan. She had been living at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac for the past several years.

   She was a charter member of the St. Luke’s Hospital Guild and served on its Board of Directors. In the 1970’s she was on the Board of Trustees of the Saginaw Community Hospital.

   In 1956, Dorothy was elected as a delegate to the National Republican Convention in San Francisco. At this convention they chose Dwight D. Eisenhower to be the Republican candidate for president She is survived by two daughters, Joan (Louis) Dulac of Gladwin, Carole (William) Morgan of Lake Tahoe, California; one son, George “Bud” (Margaret) Punches of Manistee; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat- grandchild.

   A celebration of the life of Mrs Punches will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Clare, Michigan. Rev. Kevin Leidich will be officiating. Interment will be at the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Clare following the service.

   Memorials may be sent in lieu of flowers to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church-Memorial Gardens, Clare, Michigan, the Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School or the Saginaw Rescue Mission in Saginaw.

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Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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