Doris Jane Anderson, 89

Published 9:56pm Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Doris Jane Anderson, 89
Born: July 13, 1923
Died: Aug. 20, 2012

Doris Jane Anderson, 89, of Dowagiac, passed away Aug. 20, 2012, at Cass County Medical Care Facility in Cassopolis.

Doris’ life began on July 13, 1923, in Moorland Township, the daughter of John Leslie and Ione (Wood) Frantz. She was united in marriage to Leon C. Anderson on Oct. 10, 1942, in Grand Rapids. They would have celebrated 70 years together this year. Doris and her husband, Leon, owned and operated Dowagiac Stationers. She was a state Mom for the Arkansas DeMolay. Doris was very active in the Methodist Women, helping to set up the craft shop. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. Most important of all, Doris was a good wife, mother and grandmother.

Her loving family includes her husband, Leon C. Anderson; son, Andy Anderson of Dowagiac; grandchildren, Timothy A. (Casey) Anderson, Joshua (Mary) Anderson, Dale (Stephanie) Anderson; great grandchildren, Julia Robinson, Victoria Anderson, Amelia Anderson; brothers, Marion and Robert Frantz; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Larry (Jan) Frantz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Earl, Allen and Larry Frantz; sisters, Lorraine Frantz and Virginia Weber.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Cass County Medical Care Facility.

Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Doris at

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