Kingsford- Dorothy Catherine Edens, 96, of Kingsford, Mich., passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Evergreen Assisted Living, Kingsford, Mich., with her family by her side. Her death was not Covid related.
She was born July 10, 1924, in Iron Mountain, Mich., daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Formolo) Marchetti. Dorothy grew up on the Northside of Iron Mountain and was a graduate of Iron Mountain High School, class of 1942. After graduation Dorothy worked at Montgomery Wards for a few years. She married Donald Everette Edens on April 2, 1945, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Iron Mountain and was blessed with a marriage union of 73 years. He preceded her in death on November 19, 2018. In 1969 she returned to work in the Breitung Township School in the food service department as a baker, retiring in 1987. Dorothy, along with her husband Don, were avid Flivver Fans. They enjoyed many school activities, including athletics, music, and academics. The Breitung Township School presented them with the first Flivver of the Year Award. Dorothy was an active member of American Martyrs Catholic Church, Kingsford, and the Daughters of Isabella. She was a founding member of the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet.
Dorothy enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and numerous friends. She will be forever known for her cinnamon rolls and the aroma as people would walk into her home.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Donald) Lee, and Sally Klingelhutz; two sons, Mark (Val) Edens, and Bill (LuAnn) Edens; one daughter-in-law, Pam Edens; fourteen grandchildren, Steve (Tracey), Mark, Donald Lee Jr., Michael (Amanda), Sara (Brandon), Jessica (Ben), Paul (Brittany), Neil (Aubrey), Carl, Joe, Jake (Stephanie), Jeana, Amy and Jenny (Matt); eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Darrel (Ann) Edens, Douglas (Connie) Edens, and Delbert Edens; two sisters-in-law, Joan Edens and Jean Marchetti; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special lifelong friend, Betty Simon.
In addition to her parents and husband, Donald, Dorothy was preceded in death by one son, Donald M. “Donnie” Edens; one son-in-law, Rick Klingelhutz; five sisters, Mary Eutizi, Anne Kaiman, Lucille McLeod, Isabella Bartoletti, and Alice Ledin; and three brothers, Angelo, John and Louis “Jim” Marchetti
A private Funeral Mass will be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church, Kingsford. Rev. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain.
Dorothy’s chosen pallbearers will be Mark Edens, Mike Lee, Neil Edens, Jake Klingelhutz, Mike Doering and Richard Bartoletti.
A special thank you to her loving “angels” in the memory care unit at Evergreen Assisted Living. We will be forever grateful for the wonderful love, care and time you gave to our mom and her family.
You may leave a condolence or tribute for Dorothy’s family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich., to honor Dorothy’s legacy of life.