Visitation: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 12-2 PM at the Factoryville Bible Church: 33650 Factoryville Rd, Athens, MI 49011.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 2:00 PM following the visitation with Pastor Fred Goebert officiating. Interment will follow in Leonidas Cemetery.
Dorothy Mae (Easterday) Saxman age 90, of Leonidas passed away Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Sparrow House in Sturgis.
Dorothy was born May 14, 1932, in LaGrange County, Indiana a daughter to the late Homer & Thelma (Rossman) Long.
Dorothy had made her home at her present address since 1994 coming from Sturgis. She grew up around LaGrange and graduated from Scott High School in 1950 in Scott Indian.
She Married Dean Easterday which ended in divorce, she later married Wesley Saxman May 26, 1995, and he preceded her in death April 15, 2009.
She had worked at Sturgis Newport, Freeman Mfg. in Sturgis, Continental Can in Three Rivers and retired from Sturgis Hospital in 1994.
Dorothy was a member of the Factoryville Bible Church and VFW Ladies auxiliary post # 1355 in Sturgis. She loved going to the upper peninsula, quilting, gardening and loved listening to Gather Gospel music.
She is survived by 4 children; Beatrice Walls and companion Larry Stahl of Sturgis, Steven “Butch” (Alice) Easterday of Sturgis, Kenneth (Denise) Easterday of Angola, IN and Leah (Joe) Schuler of Rice Lake, WI, step children; Judith (Carl) Quirin of Sturgis, Kathy (Leon) Barrett of Colon, Mary Ellen (Sam) Otterpohl of Land O Lakes, WI, Linda Saxman of Leonidas and Marilyn Saxman of Colon, many grand, great grand, step grand and step great grandchildren, 2 brothers; Phillip Long and companion Harriet Smith of Sturgis and Jim Long of Sturgis, 2 sisters; Mary Bender of Sturgis and Margaret Wyatt of Alt Vesta, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 2 stepsons, Jim and Raymond Saxman, 2 grandsons Jeff Capps and Mathew Easterday and great granddaughter November Easterday.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. at the Factoryville Bible Church, 33650 Factoryville Rd., Athens, MI 49011, funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the church with Pastor Fred Goebert officiating. Burial will follow at the Leonidas Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Sparrow House of Sturgis for their tremendous care. If desired Memorials may be made in memory of Dorothy to the Factoryville Bible Church. Envelopes will be available at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon or the church the day of the funeral. Memories and condolences can be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.