Dorothy R. Draheim

Age 100, of Holt, MI, passed away May 16, 2023. She was born April 14, 1923, in Lansing, MI, to Roy and Marie (Kahres) Miller.

Dorothy graduated from Lansing Eastern High School, and went on to graduate from Western Michigan University Teacher’s College in 1946. She taught in both Grand Ledge and Lansing Public Schools. She was a life member of Holt United Methodist Church. Her family was one of the church’s founding families, and she was very proud of that. She sang in the choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Society. Dorothy loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She truly loved spending time at her cottage in northern MI with them.

She is survived by her 2 children, David Phillip Draheim and Cynthia (James) Lentz; 3 grandchildren, Denise (Kurt) Lentz-Hartup, J. Forrest Lentz, and Kathryn Lentz; 4 great-grandchildren, Waverly Anne Lentz, Lincoln James Hartup, Annabelle Leslie Hartup, and Brynn Alexandria Hartup; sister, Christine (Richard) Lawrence; sister-in-law, Glenna Miller; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin F. “Erv” Draheim, and brother Phillip Miller.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Rd., Holt. Interment will follow in North Cemetery, Lansing. Her family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, and beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to Sparrow Home Hospice.

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May 17, 2023 at 10:03 pm


Chaplain Dan Johnson
May 18, 2023 at 11:38 am

Dorothy was a dear friend, and loved by all the staff and residents at Great Lakes Christian Homes. She will be greatly missed.

Todd and Diane Geverink
May 22, 2023 at 10:12 pm

We met Dorothy, in addition to Lee’s family, when Laura and Lee were married in 2010. She was at the shower and wedding and met her on maybe one other occasion. She was Lee’s grandpa Phil’s sister. How wonderful it is to have our most senior beloved relatives with us to share at these most important events. We are sorry for your loss and pray for the peaceful repose of her soul. May your memories give you peace and comfort. An incredible blessing and gift to achieve 100 years of age.


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