Dorothy E. (Kaake) Newman

June 9, 1927 ~ March 29, 2020 (age 92)


Dorothy E. (Kaake) Newman, age 92, of Attica, Michigan, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2020 at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Dorothy was born June 9, 1927 in Imlay City, Michigan. She was the daughter of Allen and Viola (Rojem) Kaake. Dorothy spent her childhood years growing up in Imlay City and Lum. She attended Kings Mill Country School from kindergarten through 8th grade. Dorothy then attended North Branch High School where she graduated with the Class of 1944.


On January 28, 1946, Dorothy married the love of her life and soulmate, James H. Newman, in Pontiac, Michigan. She worked as a secretary at GM Pontiac. Moving to Mount Clemens, Michigan, Dorothy loved sewing, crocheting, embroidering, food canning, baking and caring for her family. She was a member of the Roseville Missionary Church as a Sunday school teacher, a youth sponsor, a participant in the church choir and worked as the church secretary. After moving to Attica, she dedicated her life caring for her elderly mother, Viola, who was the most influential person in her life. Dorothy was also a member of the North Branch Wesleyan Church and secretary for the North Branch Wesleyan Academy.


Dorothy loved and accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ as her Savior in her younger years. Eternal life meant everything to her, and she wanted everyone around her to know that same hope. She said, “Jesus Christ’s resurrection is what I am counting on.  Without it, there is no hope.”


Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Judy Williams of Fort Collins, Colorado; her granddaughters, Shari Lynn (Williams) Schwarz of Fort Collins, Colorado and Mind Sue (Williams) Jennings of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her great-grandchildren, Joshua, Zachary, Evan and Benjamin Schwarz, Caleb and Jacob Jennings; her grandsons-in-law Christian Schwarz and Samuel Jennings; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents, Allen and Viola; her son-in-law Gerald Williams; her siblings, George Kaake, Russell Kaake, Thelma (Kaake) Schwerin and Alice (Kaake) Hammond.


The family wishes to thank Dorothy’s neighbors, extended family and friends for their care to her through the years and a special thanks to the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility.


Because of the current pandemic, a memorial service will be held in the future. Dorothy will be buried next to her husband, James, at the Arcadia Township Cemetery, Lum, Michigan. Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home will update the public when a date for a memorial becomes available.


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