Dorothy (Puroll) Woskoski

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Dorothy G. (Puroll) Woskoski of Gaylord, MI, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Medilodge of Gaylord.

She was born on January 2, 1930, to Walter and Rose (Kwapis) Puroll and grew up on the family farm in Elmira, MI.

Dorothy married Frank Woskoski on November 6, 1948, in the old St. Mary’s Church. They lived in Detroit for a short while before moving back to Gaylord and purchasing Frank’s father’s farm. They remained on the farm for the rest of their lives.

As their children grew older, Dorothy started working at Hidden Valley, Quigley Industries, and Grant Air Mass. She loved to knit and tend to her flowers. Dorothy always had a big garden and canned the vegetables. She loved camping in the Upper Peninsula and after Frank’s retirement, they pulled the camper to Alaska.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Frank; daughter, Mary Lou Woskoski; sisters, Pauline Prusakiewicz, and Anastasia Stark; sisters-in-law, Waneta Puroll, and Pam Puroll; brothers, Walter, Sylvester, Leonard, and Vincent Puroll; brothers-in-law, Vincent Jaroneski, Walter Smolarz, Chester Prusakiewicz, Clarence Stark, and Alen West; and her parents, Walter and Rose Puroll.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Gloria (Dave) Walker; son, Don Woskoski; sisters, Tillie Jaroneski, and Patricia West; brothers, Don (Sally) Puroll, and Chet Puroll; grandsons, Wayne (Lisa) Walker, and Russ (Christina) Walker; great-grandchildren, Ella Cavanaugh, and Forrest Walker; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to either MediLodge of Gaylord, at 508 Random Lane, Gaylord, MI 49735, or St. Mary Cathedral Schools or at 321 N. Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 8075 Lincoln Street, Vanderbilt, MI 49795. Visitation will be held at the church before the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

6 comments on “Dorothy (Puroll) Woskoski”

  1. Mike and Connie Zaborowski

    Gloria and Don; Our sincere sympathy is extended to you both and all of Dorothy’s family. She was such a wonderful caring person. It was always so much fun to visit with her and listen to her stories. You both did a wonderful job giving such good care to both of your parents. May God welcome her home along with Frank, Mary Lou and the rest of her family and friends.
    Mike and Connie Zaborowski

  2. Gloria & Don, thinking of you during this difficult time, your Mom was one of the nicest lady’s I ever knew. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sue

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