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Dorothy Eva (Hetzman) Chesebro


Dorothy Eva (Hetzman) Chesebro, our beloved mom, grandma, great-grandma, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, Ronald E Chesebro; parents, Ralph and Eva (Melle) Hetzman; grandparents Albert and Nina Melle; and their children, Orson, Orval, Leone, Florence, Wilbur, and Charles. Dorothy is survived by her loving son, Ronald L. Chesebro; daughter Arlynn D.  (Kenneth) Beimers; five grandchildren, Denise (Jules) Beimers, Rhonda (Richard) Olmstead, Angela (Tracy) Beimers, Melissa (Dawn) Beimers, Brenda (Joseph) Tinney; seven great-grandchildren, Sydney, Matthew, Jadon, Alexis, Jacob, Eva, Lola; brother-in-law Lawrence (Edith) Chesebro; and several nieces and nephews. She resided in Lowell all her life, and had very fond memories. Dorothy frequently dined at the Backwater Café and Keiser’s Kitchen, which was built on the foundation of her childhood home. Dorothy’s mother, Eva, passed away before her 1st birthday, so Dorothy was raised by her maternal grandparents, Albert and Nina, and family. Dorothy often reminisced of growing up during the Great Depression, when living room carpet was rolled back, guests and family arrived and then music and dancing followed. Her grandmother played the piano while the rest of the family would play violins and other instruments. Dorothy was one of the original five employees at Amway, as it started out in a garage in Ada. She always praised the founder of Amway for being honest, fair and gracious. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s witnesses in 1959. She spent the remainder of her life doing what she loved most, teaching others the Bible’s truths, like the promise of everlasting life on a beautiful paradise earth under God’s Kingdom. Her faith and love of Jehovah is encouraging and sustaining to all of us. This loving, caring, generous person will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 14, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 69 Lincoln Lake Ave. NE, Lowell, MI 49331. Craig Willison officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1250 Spaulding Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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  1. We at Keisers are saddened by our loss of a dear sweet lady but rejoice that she is home with our Lord, Jehovah.

  2. We’re going to miss Dorothy. Her great stories, beautiful flowers, and entertaining the cat with the birds out her window. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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