Dorothy Ann Powers

Dorothy Ann Powers, age 84, of St. Ignace Michigan, died on September 13, 2022, after a brief illness. She was born with her twin sister on August 19, 1938, in St. Ignace, to Emmet Joshua and Eva (Wabaganese) Powers.

Dorothy grew up in St. Ignace and graduated from LaSalle High School, with the class of 1956. After graduation she worked for the Pet Gas company. In 1962, she moved to Marshall, Michigan, and started with Michigan Bell Company. She worked for Michigan Bell and ATT for forty-two years. Dorothy lived in Marshall with her twin sister at their home on Lyon Lake for fifty years. Dorothy retired in 2001 and returned to the St. Ignace area in 2013.

Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace and Lyon Lake United Methodist Church in Marshall. She was a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She was an active contributor to the Charitable Union for over twenty years where she knitted hats, mittens, scarves, and sweaters for donation.

Dorothy loved traveling, camping, gardens, knitting and sewing. She enjoyed going on car rides especially the 2 tracks and back roads. She was an avid reader and liked board games and puzzles.

Dorothy is survived by her brother, Dell Powers; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Doris; sister, Pauline McNeely; infant brother, Gary Leroy Powers; and sister-in-law, Pamela Powers.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church, 615 US-2 W, St Ignace, Michigan. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 PM.

Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in St. Ignace following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Mackinac County Animal Shelter, 980 Cheeseman Rd., St. Ignace, MI, or the building fund for the St. Ignace United Methodist Church, 615 US-2 W, St. Ignace, MI 49781.

Galer Funeral Homes & Cremation in Pickford, Michigan, is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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