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Franklin Wayne Dorethy

July 24, 1935 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 84)


Franklin Wayne Dorethy (Frank) passed away at his home after a long battle with amyloidosis. Born in Peoria, Ill., he lived in Pekin, Ill. for many years. Frank was a retired Tazewell County Deputy Sheriff and master plumber. He also earned a private pilot's license. In his retirement, Frank built a nationally prize winning 1930 Ford hotrod. He was a member of the Elks and Rod Benders hotrod club. Frank is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean, and three children, as well as 3 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren. At Frank's request, no services or memorials are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan AND/OR Stay Home Companions--6623 E. H Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

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222 N. Kalamazoo Mall Suite 100, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Tel: 2693450273

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6623 E. H Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49048
Tel: 2693823355

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