Dora Marie Feldhauser
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:57am caleb
Dora passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Northern Pines Assisted Living in Grayling, Michigan at the age of 95.
She was born to Edward and Delia Feldhauser on November 23, 1924 in Maple Forest Twp., Crawford County. She spent most of her life there, always in service to others.
She graduated from Frederic High School as Salutatorian, Class of 1942. The fall after graduating, she attended LaParent Academy of Beauty in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her license in 1943. Dora was then employed in shops in Grayling for a while, but then headed for Detroit to help in the WWII war effort. She became a terrific "Rosie the Riveter", building airplane wings. After the war ended she returned to Grayling, helping on the family farm and working in local shops.
In 1962, she set up "Dora's Beauty Shop" on the corner of Park St. and Lake St. It was closed at her retirement in 1984. Dora had been a great mentor to many new operators during this time.
Dora and her sister Bessie spent summers at the old family farm, gardening, entertaining family and friends, and some traveling. Their winters were spent in their home in Grayling.
Dora is survived by one sister, Gloria Jean Reihl, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Dora was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Bessie and Carrie Baynham; brothers, Edward and Jack, and brothers-in-law Ted Baynham and Edward Reihl.
As to her wishes, she request there be no funeral.
In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to the Crawford County Christian Help Center.
Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.