(formerly of Bay City)
Mildred “Millie” Dodick passed as gracefully as she lived on January 24, 2013 escorted lovingly to His open arms. Her last days were spent in her daughters home in Lakeland, Michigan. Mildred Dodick was a loving wife to her husband Louis Dodick who passed away in 1993. A devoted mother, she is survived by her five daughters and two sons, and numerous grand and great grandchildren.
After raising 8 children in Bay City, Michigan, Millie returned to college and received a Masters Degree in Special Education. She worked for the Bay City Public Schools for 10 years before retiring. Mildred enjoyed swimming, often taking long dips in Lake Huron, and she was active in the Aqua Marines (synchronize swimming). She also had a fondness for playing golf and bridge. She taught music, was an accomplished pianist and volunteered in several Nursing Homes playing the piano into her 90’s. Mildred sang in 2 choirs and after her retirement she was actively involved with teaching adults to read through the Literacy Council.
Surviving are seven children; Robert (Camille) Dodick, Mary Dodich, Judy (Gary) Cole, JoAnne Dodick and her husband Tom Osborne, Tom (Laura) Dodick, Dorothy (Mark) Zech, Cyndi Dodick, seventeen grandchildrden; Michael (Anissa) Dodick, Michelle Dodick, Pamela (Patrick) Dunphey, Kristina (Peter) Rogovich, Jill (Clif) Schneider, Jeremy Bonk, Keena & Allia Cole, Erin (Jeff) Purkey, Meredith Cole, Jenipher (Randy) Swanson, Tyler & Tonya Dodick, Jared Zech, Jonathan, Caitlyn and Scott Schwimmer and seventeen great-grandchildren; Michael J. & Katherine Dodick, Rachel, Jacob, Emily & Joseph Dunphey ,Katherine, Elizabeth & Charles Rogovich, Randolf, Dexter & Kora Schneider, Cole & Eva Purkey, Gavin, Garret and Caleb Swanson. Also surviving is one brother and a sister; John Slabic, Sophie Rowley and a sister in-law; Pearl Vasher. She was predeceased by a son, Michael and two brothers; William & Joseph Slabic. We love you and will miss you Mom, Millie, Grandma…..see you on the other side!
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday January 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Hedwig Church. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 10:00 A.M. There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Mildred at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider; Ave Maria Radio or Residential Home Hospice.