Mikek, Dora (Grew) Ehlers, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Covenant HealthCare - Harrison. She was 93 years old. Dora Grew was born on December 6, 1919 in Garfield Township, Michigan to the late Joseph and Lydia (Densmore) Grew. Dora spent her life as a cosmetologist, working in both Bay City and Saginaw. She was a member of Ames Methodist Church, the Saginaw Artist Guild, and the YWCA. In her spare time she enjoyed painting and was a very talented artist. Surviving are ten nieces and nephews: Joseph Rocheleau, Donna (James) Luplow, Janet (Robert) Calamari, Sally Tate, Judy Smith, Patricia (Jerry) Dixon, Keith “Buck” Grew, Nancy Herzberg, Don (Lynn) Grew, and Ken Grew; daughter-in-law, Diane Ehlers; and special friends: Gerald and Mary Maki, Irene Giroux, and Vera Houck. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William Ehlers; second husband, Andrew Mikek; son, William D. Ehlers; and five siblings: Dorothy Rocheleau, Dolphus Grew, Donelda Grew, Morrice Grew, and Delor Grew. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Ames United Methodist Church, 801 State Street. Pastor Mark A. Karls will officiate. Burial will take place in Garfield Township Cemetery at a later date. Per Dora’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends are welcome to visit at the Ames United Methodist Church on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ames United Methodist Church, 801 State St., Saginaw, Michigan 48602. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State). Please share your thoughts and memories with Doris’ family at the church or online at www.deislerfuneralhome.com.