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Dorothy Jean Wing

November 30, 1925 - May 9, 2020


Dorothy Jean Wing, age 94 of Owosso, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, May 9th, at Memorial Healthcare. She died with caring, compassionate nurses holding her hands and comforting her.

Due to the current Covid-19 recommendations, there will be no visitation or public service. A committal service at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan, where her husband was laid to rest in 2009 will be announced by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel in Owosso.

Dorothy was born on November 30, 1925, in Hillman, Michigan, the daughter of Ernest and Flora Curtis. She graduated from Hillman High School and moved to Owosso when both her parents and grandparents died.

She married Lloyd Eugene Wing of Owosso on February 27, 1948. They built a humble brick home on Ball Street and raised three children with Dorothy as a full-time homemaker for most of their school years. She was a loving and giving mother to her children and grandchildren.

She then worked at Owosso Savings Bank/Old Kent Bank where she earned Employee of the Quarter and Employee of the Year in 1985.

Dorothy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday school secretary. She had a strong but quiet faith in the Lord and was a faithful attender for fifty years.

When Lloyd retired in 1986, they both enjoyed numerous bus trips around the country and to Toronto, Canada. They also were involved in the Owosso Senior Center (SCOA), where they enjoyed the lunches. Dorothy joined in on card games for 33 years and also participated in line dancing.

Dorothy loved family times, especially vacations in northern Michigan and picnics. She also loved her cats through the years, gardening and feeding the birds.

Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Susan (David) Olsson of Arlington Heights, Illinois, and two sons, James (Jeanne) Wing of Owosso and Russell Wing also of Owosso; also four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd, and grandson Joel David Wing.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shiawassee Council on Aging in Owosso. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26