Mildred O. Dentler
1931 - 2021
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Dentler, Mildred O. 6/8/1931 - 1/22/2021 Kalamazoo Age 89, after a courageous and lengthy battle with Alzheimer's was called home to her Lord and Savior at Brookdale Assisted Living in Portage, MI, on Friday, January 22, 2021 with her children by her side. She was born in Sherwood, MI on June 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret (Clark) Hubbard and grew up on the family farm in Sherwood, MI. Mickey was a graduate of Union City High school class of 1949. Mickey worked for 30 years in the Floral Industry with her amazing green thumb caring for many plants and arrangements at VanderSalm's Floral and Phil Gernaat and Son Greenhouses. She was a servant to her community generously volunteering her time at Northern Heights Church, the Northwood Little League, the Northwood Elementary, and the March of Dimes. Mickey was a voracious reader, enjoyed walking, baking, gardening, listening to country and rock music and cheering on her Detroit Tigers. On December 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to William J. Dentler who preceded her in passing on September 4, 2004. Mildred was also preceded in passing by a sister Virginia Kime and two sons Dean L. and Greg E. Dentler. She is survived by her loving children, Doug (Eleanor) Dentler, Bill (Debbie) Dentler, and Julie (Todd) Sewell, grandchildren, David, Dan, Nicole, Kendra Tamara, Andrew, Taylor, Mallory, Ashley and Josh; several great-grandchildren, siblings, Thomas (June Hubbard), Nina (Ron) Truckey, Nedra Bunker; nieces, nephews, and friends. In accordance with her wish she will be laid to rest with her husband William at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Loaves and Fishes, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends may share a condolence message online at

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Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31, 2021.
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February 1, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss to Bill and the whole family.
David and Doug Butler
January 28, 2021
Such a wonderful lady. It was my pleasure to have known and loved her.
Christine Sillars
January 28, 2021
I have many memories of being at your house when we were growing up. Your home was filled with love and kindness and your Mom was always smiling, so sweet and soft spoken. I’m so sorry these last years were so difficult and kept her isolated. I pray you take comfort that she is no longer suffering and is with your Dad and brothers. May all your wonderful memories give you peace and warm your heart.
Rita Kane
January 27, 2021
Condolensenses from all of the Schultz family. You all were our backyard neighbors when we lived on Edison St. in Northwood. Great family!
Roger Schultz
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