Melissa Dohm, 60

Published 2:20pm Thursday, April 11, 2013

Born: March 7, 1953

Died: March 10, 2013

Melissa Dohm, 60, of Cassopolis, died peacefully early Wednesday morning in Borgess Hospital, surrounded by her family.


Melissa was born March 7, 1953 in Niles, Mich., to Kenneth and Bernice (Breece) Fox.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She married Robert C. Dohm November 23, 1974 in Cassopolis, Mich.  He survives.

Melissa is a former Cassopolis Public School Board Member.  She is a former employee of First Commercial Bank in Cassopolis, Southwestern Michigan College, and the Cass County Register of Deeds.  She was a lifelong member of the Cassopolis United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Melissa was a partner with her husband in the family farming operation.  Despite her own challenges, she continued to be more concerned about others needs and wellbeing than her own.

Melissa will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Dohm of Cassopolis; one daughter, Summer (Edgar) Gonzalez of Appleton, Wisconsin; one son, Matthew (Erin) Dohm of Dowagiac; one granddaughter, Eva Gonzalez; one sister, Michele (Mark) Rosser of Fairbanks, Alaska; one brother, Michael Fox of Cassopolis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather Friday, April 12, 2013 from 4 until 8 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway St., Cassopolis.  We will gather again at the funeral home on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Benjamin David Hutchison, officiating.  Mrs. Dohm’s remains will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Cassopolis.

The family wishes to thank the many people who helped Mrs. Dohm through this time, including the staff of the Borgess Medical Center CSU and the Timbers of Cass County.

The family prefers memorial contributions to Cassopolis United Methodist Church, 209 South Rowland Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48076-3911.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.  Please share a memory or a message online:

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