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“Family and friends were always very important to Aunt Dorothy, will miss her greatly:). ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn and David Christophe - MI

“I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful woman for many years at Butterworth Hospital. She was a true example of a Godly woman; kind and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Amanda (Mandi) Stressman - MI

“With deepest sympathy to all the Chrisman family, Dorothy was such a nice lady. Such good memories of her singing in church. She will certainly be...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jo Ann & Dennis Sherman - MI

“Our sympathy & prayers to all the family. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Larry & Tricia Donnelly - MI

“We send sympathy and hugs from Florida. We trust that you feel God's arms around you to comfort you. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Harvey/Karen Kruithof - Naples, FL

“Dorothy was a friendly and caring person.Our sympathy to her family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Clare & Mike Vilenski

“Heather and Family,Sorry to hear about your Grandma, I know she was a big part of your lives and brought much joy to all of you. You were blessed to...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Raap - wayland, MI - Friend

“My sympathies to Ken and Mike. Your mother was a gracious lady. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Ernie Strong - Hastings, MI

“Sympathy and prayers to the Chrisman family. She will certainly be missed by many. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Walt and Helen Alflen - Bradenton, FL

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Psalm 115:16

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy. She was one fine lady that will be missed by alot of people. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Holcomb - Wayland, MI

“Mike and family, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you. ...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Krup Guldenzoph - Plainwell, MI


Dorothy L. Chrisman, 92, of Wayland, was called home to be with her Lord on February 18, 2016, at the Butterworth Campus of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born on February 3, 1924, to Otto and Minerva (Wiggins) Finkbeiner in Leighton Twp, MI. She married Wayne Chrisman in 1944. They were married over 60 years before his passing. Dorothy worked as a Cashier for Butterworth Hospital for many years. She was a member of Wayland UMC. She had a beautiful singing voice and shared her gift at her church, at weddings, and many other events. Whether she knew you for 5 minutes or 75 years, she had a loving way of impacting your life and she shared her incredible faith in the Lord with all she encountered.

Dorothy will be dearly missed by her two sons: Kenneth (Charlene) Chrisman and Micheal (Anne) Chrisman; three granddaughters: Heather LaHuis, Jillaine (Lance) Markoski, and Sarah (Jared) Hay; grandson John (Jenna) Chrisman; two great-grandsons, Dominick LaHuis and Nolan Markoski; three great-granddaughters, Ciarra LaHuis, Cayla Hay, and Charlotte Markoski; nephew John (Barb) Crofoot; nieces, Carolyn (David) Christophel, Marcia (Ken) Johnson, Rosalie Crofoot and many close great-nieces and nephews; and special friend Ginger Partridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, parents, Otto and Minerva Finkbeiner, sister, Martha (Robert) Crofoot and 1 brother; and nephew, Robert Crofoot. Family will greet relatives and friends Friday, March 4, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, Wayland, MI. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, 1:00 pm at the Wayland United Methodist Church, Wayland, MI. Burial will take place in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Wayland United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be given at www.kubiakcook.com.