Dorothy M. Sevenski

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Dorothy Mae Sevenski passed away surrounded by loved ones in her home on March 19, 2024.

She was born April 9, 1934, to Agnes Catherine and Theodore Fred Wallick and was raised on the family farm on Harvest Street in Elmira, MI.  She started school in Elmira and continued to Gaylord St. Mary’s High School where she graduated in 1952.

Dorothy first met her future husband, Larry Sevenski, at a basketball game between Boyne Falls and St. Mary’s High School when Dorothy was 16 and Larry was 17.  They continued to meet at free shows in the area and their relationship grew over the next 2 years where they would even help with each other’s chores on the farm to spend more time together.  The couple married on November 22, 1952, and moved to Lansing, MI, where Larry had started work.  The following year they welcomed their only child, Lawrence Sevenski, to the family.

Once Lawrence was of school age Dorothy worked for the McKesson Company as a dispenser for pharmaceuticals.  In 1966, they moved up north to be closer to family and bought a bar from Stanley Polous for their next career. 

Over the next 57 years, Dorothy and Larry would be the proprietors of the Sevenski Inn, also known as Larry’s Bar, with support from family members and friends.  Over the years they met many wonderful people through their business and travels that created a very enjoyable and rewarding life. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Sevenski; parents, Theodore & Agnes Wallick; step-father, Stanley Dzwik; sister, Clara Marian Brille; sister, Anna Regina Jaruzal; brother, Fred Wallick; brother, Bernard Wallick; and sister, Florence Powers.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 71 years, Larry Sevenski; daughter-in-law, Julie Sevenski; four grandchildren, Shawn Sevenski, Jason (Darcie) Sevenski, Gregory (Rosanne) Sevenski and Emily Kasmer; and five great-grandchildren, Allison, Dylan, Nolan, Emmet and Calvin. Dorothy is further survived by her sister Alexandria “Elsie” (Richard) Matuszak.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, at St. Thomas Church in Elmira, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Visitation will also be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at St. Thomas Church, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary being offered at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Church by mail at 2567 Buell Rd, Elmira, MI 49730 in Dorothy’s honor.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelsons Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

12 comments on “Dorothy M. Sevenski”

  1. We are very sorry for your loss, Dorothy was a beautiful and loving person, could always bring a smile to your face, and heart. She will always be in our hearts and memories. Larry, Mary, Christopher Blaine.

  2. Marilyn Ciszewski

    Larry & Julie please
    Find comfort in knowing she is pain free she live a good life and was a friend to everyone she has ever met may she rest in peace until we meet again my dear friend tell every hello love always. Chester & Marilyn Ciszewski

  3. I will remember our times together, bowling and the coffee times. Dorthy was a get friend. I have missed her these last years. My sympathy to Lary and her family. Hugs Larry and Julie! Anita

  4. I had the privilege of knowing Dorothy only a short time. Accepted as a friend, I witnessed first hand the esteem in which she was held by family and friends alike. May we all be so lucky and blessed. Rest now. Peace has come.

  5. Anita Franckowiak

    I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s Passing. So many memories I have. Our bowling days and many coffee times. Dorothy was a great friend to me. Hugs to you Larry and Julie! Anita

  6. So sorry to hear about my Uncle Dorthy . She will forever be my Uncle Dorthy. My dad was a big part of us calling her Uncle. So many memories so blessed to have been so close to her growing up. Heaven is so lucky to have her. My dad and sister and brother are all together with her as well. So sorry Uncle Larry wished we could be there for you at this difficult time. We will always love you🙏❤️ your in our hearts and prayers. Love Daniel and Cindy Lott

  7. Casimer(Camy)Dzwik

    To Larry & Dorothy & to their family & their many, many friends from all over. My lifetime caring & love & great memories go out to all in honor of my cousin “DOROTHY(Wallick)SEVENSKI”, who passed away on March 19th(Feast Day of St. Joseph).-Spent many times at her & sister Elsie’s Elmira farm (which surrounded the 1st St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church). Their step-father(my uncle Stanley DZWIK) , often wanted me drive his tractor to help harvest the crops they raised. Later on both sisters asked me to be a pall bearer for him and then their mother “AGNES”. -It was an honor!. Liked to stop at their business to buy gasoline on our trips from Battle Creek(my home now ) to visit my family. Unable to attend services because of distance and my own health problems.-Hugs & Love to all!-Cousin CASIMER, wife ALICE, & all our DZWIK Family

  8. Larry,Julie and family I’m sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She welcomed us so many times for so many years at the Restaurant as if we were her family. During polish festival or snowmobile season to hoffman lake swimming you always got a smile from her with her heart of gold! She couldn’t resist cooking 😋 and I’m thankful to be on receiving end of her meals after a long day on the snowmobile. On behalf of Michigan Snowmobilers who missed this and myself thank you Dorothy, God Bless R.I.P. you’ve earn it! 🙏 Brandt and Trish Terrell St Johns mi

  9. To Larry,, We are so very sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a great Lady. You and Dorothy were good friends to our family, always treating us with smiles and kindness. Thank-you both for all your hard work for so many years.
    Rich Blackmore and Ron Roth

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