Dorothy E. Klimaszewski

October 29, 1931February 12, 2013

Dorothy (Dottie) Eileen Klimaszewski Media, PA

Age 81, born October 29, 1931 in Dearborn, MI; died peacefully February 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore (Ted) Klimaszewski and her son Tod Klimaszewski. Surviving are her son Steven Klimaszewski (Litchfield Park, AZ), daughters Shellee Buchanan (Media, PA) and Lisa Hogarth (Wilmette, IL); five beautiful grandchildren, Brittany Buchanan, Taylor Buchanan, Torrie Buchanan, Andrew Hogarth and Matthew Hogarth; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Klimaszewski and Mary Ann (Holger) Hansen; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Saturday, February 23, from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5589 Van Atta Road, Haslett. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. A private interment will be held at East Lawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Dottie’s memory to PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving), 1997 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 or to a charity of your choice.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Funeral Services Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Gaila Streight Bovee

May 7, 2013

To the family of Dorothy. Your mother and your Aunt Vera were my Godparents. She was so beautiful and kind, I called her my fairy godmother. I had not heard from her for several years and am so sorry to read of her passing. My condolences to all.

March 4, 2013

Dear Shellee, Steve and Lisa,
I was so sorry to learn about your mom's passing. I have many happy memories with your whole family growing up in Okemos. Please except my sincere sympathy.
God's peace,
Gwen Schneider Erpenbach
(Knoxville, TN)

Monica Hahn

February 23, 2013

Shellee, Steve & Lisa, wish I could be there to deliver hugs & prayers in person. I so loved your mom, who was one of the most gracious people I've known. She always showed me total love and encouragement, and was so incredibly proud of each of you.

February 23, 2013

Steve, Shellee, and Lisa:

We just had a friend living in Lansing inform us of your Mom's death. We send you our sincere condolences, but also want you to know that we celebrate her life and will always remember her. What great memories we have of the many times we got our families together when we lived in Okemos. Gwen and Jenni also send their love to you. May God continue to bless each of you.

Gary and Joretta Schneider (Knoxville, TN)

Marcia & Richard Andrews

February 23, 2013

To the family of Dottie Klimaszewski: My husband and I have fond memories of Dottie from the time the three of us worked for the House of Representatives. She was such a gracious lady. We regret we cannot be with you today but are holding all of you up in prayer through this difficult time. Remember, precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Keith Barner

February 23, 2013

Lisa and family, I was saddened to hear of your mothers passing. She was a wonderful person. I had hope to be at the visitation, but unable. God bless you all.

Keith Barner

February 23, 2013

Was saddened when I read your mom passed. Had hoped to make visitation, but unable. Your mom was a wonderful person.

Michelle Mertz

February 23, 2013

Lisa, Shellee and Steve,

I'm so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. I will always remember her as a kind, thoughtful and gracious woman who loved her family deeply. Wish I could be there tomorrow.

Thinking of you.

Jim & Elaine Allen

February 21, 2013

Dear Steve, Shellee & Lisa,

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. We will always remember the great times we all shared growing up. We couldn't have ask for better neighbors and friends. Your Mom was truly a kind and generous person and we are all better for knowing her.

Diane Marshall

February 20, 2013

Dot was a great lady. I knew her through Lisa and was amazed at her calm and elegant demeanor. She is very much at peace with her husband and son...I am sure of it! My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.