Dorothy Buyarski of Menominee, Mich. has left this earthly home to rejoin her beloved husband Steve ("Spike") and other family members who have gone before her. She was born on March 15, 1924, to Fred and Mary (Wery) Chaltry.
Dorothy was raised on the family farm east of Daggett along with her 11 sisters and brothers all of whom preceded her in death: Edna Flood, Agnes Milletle, Maria Marciniak, Evelyn Linsmeier, Norman, Alfred, Felix, William, Arthur, and Alwin Chaltry. Dorothy graduated from Daggett High School in 1940. She went on to graduate from Cloverland Business College in Escanaba, Mich.
She married Steve Buyarski at St. Frederick's Church of Daggett on December 1, 1945. Steve preceded Dorothy in death in 1988. They raised their four sons: Stephen of Menominee, Thomas (Karen) of Wallace, Daniel (Lana) of Menominee, and William (Melanie) of Oshkosh, Wis. on their family farm and mink ranch, Rolling Acres. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Carrie, Adam, Josh, Drew, Leah, Courtney, Paige, Natalie, and Vanessa along with eight great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
The family offers special thanks to Dorothy's good friend and neighbor Claudia Campbell for her caring and thoughtfulness throughout the years and also extends gratitude for the healthcare provided by Menominee Care Center.
Dorothy and Steve happily attended many horse shows and sporting events featuring their children and grandchildren. She often thanked all of her family members for the pleasure they gave Spike and her.
Dorothy served for 26 years on the Menominee Township Board as Township Treasure and Trustee. She enjoyed meeting many wonderful people while serving on the board. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church of Birch Creek.
Visitation will take place at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, January 26, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Vigil prayer service will begin at 6 p.m. with Fr. Michael Ocran presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, for the repose of the soul of Dorothy at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church on Monday, January 27, 2014, with Fr. Michael Ocran presiding.
A memorial fund has been established in Dorothy's name. Any expressions of sympathy and kindness can be directed towards a family member.