Milton C. Dorin "Mickey"

May 2, 1936August 21, 2012
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Milton “Mickey” C. Dorin Lansing, MI

Mickey Dorin passed away surrounded by his family at the age of 76 on August 21, 2012. He was born the son of Wesley and Juanita Dorin and lived his entire life in Lansing, MI. He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School, Class of 1954. As a young man he served in the Army National Guard, began a life-long career in the automotive repair and parts business, and committed his love and life in marriage to Mary Jo Dorin (Wolf) in 1960. He owned and operated Mickey’s Auto Supply for over 40 years, and was a life-long member of Olivet Baptist Church. Mickey enjoyed music, especially youth wind bands, and played clarinet until his recent illness. He passionately supported Eastern High School Bands throughout the 1970’s and the 1980’s. More recently, he volunteered his time assisting with music education at Fairview Elementary School. He spent many fall Saturdays at Spartan Stadium, and told many a joke on the golf course and at the bowling alley. He loved spending time with his grandchildren in both Florida and Michigan. Grandpa Dorin was always happy to take you to school, put-on the worm and take-off the fish, or just watch you swim. Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Juanita Dorin; wife, Mary Jo Dorin; 2 brothers, Kenny Dorin and Wesley Dorin; and son, Jeffrey Dorin. Mickey is survived by 2 daughters, Danna (Rex) Peterson of Florida and Jody Seaton of Lansing; 2 sons Dennis Dorin of Lansing and Craig (Tammy) Dorin of Holt; daughter in-law Margaret Dorin of Lansing; 3 brothers, Larry Dorin, Jim Dorin and Raymond Dorin; 2 sisters, Sally Quirin and Deanna (Larry) Cook; 11 grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Wesley, Joseph, Mitchell, Jordyn, Shelby, Kaitlyn, Jonah, Duncan “DJ”, Bailey, Jayce Milton; family friend Don Comisky; and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 27, 12pm (noon) at the Gorsline-Runciman Co Lansing Chapel, 900 E Michigan Avenue, Lansing, with the Rev. Edgar L. Owens, Pastor of Olivet Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. The family will receive friends at the Gorsline-Runciman Chapel Sunday August 26th from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the Olivet Baptist Church Children’s Camp Fund, 5455 Willoughby Rd, Lansing, MI, 48911, in memory of Mickey Dorin. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, August 26, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, August 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 27, 2012

Milton C. Dorin "Mickey"

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Devin Hahn

September 6, 2012

Craig, Tammy and family,
I am sad to hear of your loss and I know your dad fought hard through his illness. It has been a difficult year for you all and you have been in my prayers. I will always remember your dad for his great sense of humor and his willingness to share a joke. Craig, I can see your dad in you every time we talk. I also will remember him as a loyal audience member during our many performances together and as a truly warm and helpful person. My family wishes you strength in your time of healing.

Michele Hill

August 28, 2012

Jody, We always enjoyed seeing your Dad at the bowling alley, he always put a smile on our faces. He was one of the things we missed most when we switched bowling leagues! I am so very sorry for your loss, I know you will miss him very much.


August 27, 2012

Dad you gave me a precious gift allowing me to care for you over the last eight months. You fought hard showing incredible strength and courage. You will be missed always. I love you!

Josh Peterson

August 27, 2012

You will be missed grandpa.I remember riding around town delivering parts drinking mountaindews! I love you
, your oldest grandson Josh

Mick David

August 26, 2012

Sorry to hear about Mickey's passing. When I was working at Enderle's Mickey and Mary Jo were like parents to me. I often thought I am who I am because of Mickey. I remember chasing parts for him and eating many of Mary Jo's meals

Judy cooper

August 26, 2012

Hi Toad & family. Thoughts & prayers coming your way from the Cooper clan. Love to all

Pamela Quirin

August 24, 2012

Dennis, Craig, Dana, & Jody you are in my prayers. I have wonderful childhood memories of Uncle Mick's smile & laughter.

Allyson Monroe

August 24, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. Will have you in our prayers. Allyson John Darrin and Cody

Chris Roe

August 24, 2012

What a wonderful man, with a pocket full of a candy and a joke on hand after every Sunday service when I was young. Fondest memories and deep peace to your family.

Elaine Black

August 24, 2012

Dear DJ I know how close you were to your grandpa. My thoughts & Prayers go out to you. You will see him in heaven.