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Rosalee Dornfelt

March 9, 1940 — January 2, 2023

Battle Creek

RosaLee Jeanette (Davison) Dornfelt, 82, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on January 2, 2023, after a long battle with Frontotemporal Dementia. RosaLee was born on March 9, 1940, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond LaWayne and Thelma Davison . RosaLee lived most of her life in Battle Creek, Michigan, with a brief period in Savanah, GA, Virginia Beach, VA, and wintered after retirement for several years in Ellenton, FL (living just a few houses away from her loving older sister, Geneva).  She attended Battle Creek Public School system, graduating from Springfield High School in 1958. As an adult she attended classes in accounting from Kellogg Community College and Argubright Business College. RosaLee retired in 2005 from United Petroleum as their office manager. Prior to United Petroleum she worked for Battle Creek Aviation and other businesses over her career span, serving as an office manager and an accounting clerk.  The name RosaLee is very fitting. She was called Rose by most. She was the most beautiful rose to grace this earth. Her family and friends were her heart and life. She was a woman who invested her time, talent, kindness, and whole heart into others. RosaLee taught her family the importance of protecting, preserving and treasuring relationships. RosaLee lived a life of example for others. Those who knew her, knew her love for them, her care for everyone, her love and commitment to Jesus, her husband and family. Rose loved God. In the darkness of every morning, you could find Rose, sitting on the same corner of the couch, reading God’s word and praying, communicating with Jesus. RosaLee was a woman of her word, she always followed through. She wanted all to know they were loved, important, and mattered. She leaves this legacy to her surviving family.  Rose was a lover of people, and  her laughter was contagious. She enjoyed spending time with others, talking, sharing stories, and investing in others. We have missed her voice and those talks over the last several years of this disease. Today, she is worshipping and talking with Jesus. We can celebrate this knowledge.  RosaLee loved her family and friends. She continually sought ways to create memories with others. She planned many summer vacations for her children and grandchildren. RosaLee recognized how fleeting time is on earth. She went to every event of her children’s when they were growing up. She spent hours in her retirement making individual photo books for all her children and grandchildren to have for this specific time.  Rose enjoyed morning walks,  and walked daily many miles, even late into the disease. Dementia stole walking from her in May of 2021. RosaLee is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald Dornfelt of Battle Creek.   Their marriage began September 6, 1958.  RosaLee was an amazing mother to her children. She is also survived by her daughter, Stacy (Troy) Trout of Liberty, MO.,  grandchildren; Trent Owens, Joshua (Raquel) Owens, Seth Witzki, Shane (Jennifer) Witzki, Noah Witzki,  sister, Geneva Miller, two great grandchildren, Espen and Atlas Owens.  RosaLee was preceded in death by her son, Donald Mark Dornfelt in 2018, her mother, Thelma Davison in 2001, her father, Raymond LaWayne Davison in 1994, and her brother, LaWayne Davison.  Funeral service scheduled for 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 9, 2023, at Battle Creek First Church of the Nazarene, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Entombment will take place following the service at Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Battle Creek First Church of the Nazarene.  Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Monday, January 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Church of the Nazarene

Beadle Lake Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49014

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 9, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Church of the Nazarene

Beadle Lake Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49014

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