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(July 14, 1932 – June 22, 2012)

DOROTHY L. WILKEDorothy L. Wilke, 79, of Midland, died unexpectedly at home, on June 22, 2012. Dorothy was born in Levering, MI on July 14, 1932 to the late Walter and Viola (Morgan) Beach. On Oct. 13, 1951, Dorothy married her sweetheart William A. Wilke. They had a long wonderful life together until his death in June 2009. Dorothy loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved crafting and was a member of the Midland Nazarene Church. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Phil) Stortz of Sanford, Karen Lalk of Dracut, MA; sons, Bill (Ruth) Wilke of Midland, Terry (Sharee) Wilke of Midland; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and her brother Arthur (Mary) Beach. She also leaves behind her dog Precious and her 2 cats Buddy and Mitty.A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Midland Nazarene Church, 5700 Jefferson Ave. with Rev. Terry Turner officiating. Burial will follow at the New Edenville Cemetery.The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the service.Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Midland Nazarene Church or the American Cancer Society.Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly is assisting the family.Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com