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Doris Grace Hitz

Doris Grace Hitz, age 93 passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Pennfield Premier Living in Battle Creek. She was born April 2, 1922 in Marshall, Michigan the daughter of George and Alma Zanger (they named her Lillian Zanger). She was lovingly adopted by Frank and Florence (Rhoades) Mitchell and named Doris Grace Mitchell. Doris married Dale Hitz on October 2, 1945 and he preceded her in death in August of 1972. She married Clair Dowding on February 14, 1981 and he preceded her in death on December 22, 2014.

Besides her husbands and parents, Doris was also preceded in death by brothers: Charles Zanger, Floyd Jackson, DeWayne DePew, sisters: Edna Hammond, Esther Sloan, half-brothers: Gene Van Nostrand, Howard Van Nostrand, half-sister, Margie Pedjac and Step-sister, Ruth Miller.

Doris was a very loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was hard worker who help her husband with the various chores on the farm as well as being employed outside the home at various places. She worked as a short order cook and worked at several bakeries including Louie's Bakery in Marshall and retiring from Felpausch Bakery.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory her children, Ruth (Kenneth) Miller and Don (Vicki) Hitz, grandchildren: Mike Miller, Bruce Miller, Janell Kilmer, Brian Hitz, Laura Zick, great grandchildren: Gavin Miller, Kennedy Miller, Kolton Kilmer, Colin Miller, Hannah Zick, Dale Hitz, Chase Hitz, Jackson Kilmer, brothers:  Jack Garner, Don Swartz, half-brothers: Clarence Zanger, John Zanger, half-sisters: Sherry Burton, Mary Morrison, Marge Kuhn, Verna Ratliff and step-sister, Miriam Juhnke.

Doris' family will celebrate her life on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion with visitation beginning at 1:00 PM until the time of service with Pastor Al Henson officiating. Burial will follow at West Eckford Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 9, 2015
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