ESCANABA - Dorothy Ellen Hardwick, 76, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Pine Haven Rest Home in Gladstone.
Dorothy was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Brampton, Mich., the daughter of William and Flora (Lee) Jones. Dorothy was united in marriage to William Hardwick on Oct. 20, 1960, in Brampton. They moved to Neenah, Wis., in 1965 where Dorothy worked in a furniture factory. She returned to Escanaba in 1980 following the death of William on Dec. 3, 1979.
Dorothy loved to play bingo and she was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.
Survivors include: sons, Wayne A. (Tonya) Hardwick, Jeffery Hardwick, Dean (Mary) Hardwick, and Allen Hardwick, all of Escanaba; daughters, Judy Dominick of Cumberland, Wis., Elsie (Wendall Sr.) LaPalm, of Escanaba, and Kayleen (Victor) Briggs of Iron Mountain, Mich.; sisters, Carol (David) King of Escanaba and Doris Dahn of Gladstone; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, Myron Jones; sisters, Evelyn Caswell and Goldie "Marie" Dahn.
Dorothy's family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Dorothy Ellen Hardwick will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Brian Swillum of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to assist with expenses. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Hardwick family.