EVART — Dorothy Ruth VanBurgel, 94, of Evart, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center - Reed City.
VanBurgel was born on May 15, 1921, to John and Barbara (Rittmeyer) Seelman, in Conklin. She married William VanBurgel on June 26, 1946. They moved to Evart in 1954, where they owned Van’s Chevrolet. During her life, she worked for Michigan Bell, Adelines, Gardner Denver and Dr. Kane’s Dental Office. She was a charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a Cub Scout den mother, belonged to the Reed City Hospital Guild, Evart Professional Women’s Club and Reed City VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed her family, family reunions, many friends and visits to her home.