Dorothy J. Skuse Spahr, 81 of Oscoda, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Lincoln Haven Nursing Home in Lincoln. Born December 7, 1935 to Thomas and Doreen (Bolton) Skuse, in Lincoln, she was raised there, and graduated from Alcona County High School. She lived in Los Angeles for many years where she worked for the US Postal Service. Her love of Michigan brought her back in 1980 when she permanently moved to Oscoda. She was an active member of Lott Baptist Church where she enjoyed contributing her cooking skills to many potlucks. Dorothy was also an active member of the AuSable community and participated in local parades. Happiest when she was outdoors, she loved to garden, raise cattle and harvest hay for her hobby farm. She was an avid sewer and very accomplished quilter. Dorothy is survived by her four children: Roberta (Sam) Montgomery of Los Angeles, Rosalie (Tim) West of Mikado, Roy (Krissy) Bolton of Davenport, Florida and Roxann (Mike) Larrabee of Lansing, and eight grandchildren, Bryan, Joshua, Sierra, Jenna, Alex, Justin, Roland, and Bobby, two brothers, Merlin (Joann) Skuse of Idaho and Bob Skuse of Alpena, several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband Marvin George Spahr on December 1, 2006, her brother John Skuse and sister Isabelle Berkanpas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln. Dorothy’s family will receive visitors at 12:30 until the funeral at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Elmer Ash will officiate. Interment will follow at Twin Lakes Cemetery in Lincoln.
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