Dorothy Toutant

Dorothy M. "Dot" Toutant


Dorothy M. "Dot" Toutant, 88 of Charlotte passed away July 16, 2014 at Island City Assisted Living in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.  She was born February 4, 1926 in Detroit, MI to parents Louis and Lois (McCullough) Wilker.  Dot graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit.  She then attended Albion College where she met and married Eldred "Tout" Toutant of Charlotte on June 7, 1947.

Upon moving to Charlotte in 1947, Dot worked at Wilcox-Gay followed by many years as a Vision Technician for Barry/Eaton County Health Department.  Dot was a member of First Congregational Church of Charlotte for over 65 years where she was a member of the Mary Martha Circle.  She supported the American Red Cross Blood Bank earning the 20 gallon donation pin for her AB- blood type.  Dot enjoyed teaching adult women to swim through the Charlotte Recreation program.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Eldred "Tout" Toutant, brother John Wilker and special friend, William Garvey.  Dot is survived by three children, Linda (Ed) Hall of Sanger, TX; David (Sally Belson) Toutant of Battle Creek, MI; and Amy (Andy) Smith of Charlotte, MI; three grandchildren, Phillip (Elle Coudurier) Toutant of Detroit, MI; Ellie (fiance' Steve Hoover) Toutant of Atlanta, GA; and Austin Smith of Charlotte, MI; along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

A visitation is planned for Sunday, July 20 from 6-8 PM at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, as well as Monday July 21st at the First Congregational Church U.C.C. in Charlotte at 10 AM with funeral following at 11 AM.

If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer Research Foundation or to the First Congregational Church U.C.C. of Charlotte.  The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.  Family and friends are encouraged to share remembrances and condolences online in Dot's Book of Memories at

Funeral Home

Pray Funeral Home, Inc.
401 West Seminary Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-2950

Published in Lansing State Journal from July 17 to July 20, 2014