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Dorothy Pidgeon (Kneebone)

March 25, 1926 — November 5, 2016

Obituary of Dorothy E. Pidgeon Houghton Dorothy E. (Kneebone) Pidgeon, 90 of Houghton passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility with her family at her side. She had been a resident there for the last two months. She is survived by her four daughters, Mary Miatech, Carol (Harry) Hermann, Patty (Roger) Kyllonen and Kathy (Jake) Willman. She also leaves behind her 6 grandchildren whom she cherished dearly: Dawn Miatech Plaska, Jerry Miatech, Michael Hermann, Melissa Kyllonen, Nicholas and Spencer Willman; five great grandchildren Candace and Connor Plaska, Emma Stemler-Miatech, Jayden Miatech and Marabelle Jean Herman. A brother James Kneebone (Evie Koskela), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Norman J. Pidgeon, her daughter Jeanne at the age of three, her parents Samuel and Dorothy (James) Kneebone, and her brothers Robert & Thomas. Dorothy was born on March 25, 1926 in Hancock where she went by Dot or Pee-Wee by many friends and family. She was married to the love of her life Norman J. Pidgeon on November 30, 1946. She worked at the 5 & Dime store in Hancock, Nelsons Restaurant in Houghton, Quick Pick of Houghton, Jims 2 of Houghton and also enjoyed babysitting friends children. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother & friend that enjoyed dancing, baking, knitting, going to the beach with her kids and camping. Her favorite pass time was spending time with her family and was the happiest when everyone would congregate at her home for dinner, or just to sit outside in the summer and visit. She was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton and was active in the Altar Society of the Church and volunteered at funeral lunches. She will be sadly missed by many. Her family would like to thank Fr. John Martignon and the wonderful staff on the 3rd floor of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility for their compassion, care and love. A Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy will be held 11 am Tuesday November 8, 2016, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton with Fr. John Martignon to celebrate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton. Friends may call on Tuesday November 8, 2016, from 9 to 10:45 am at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. To view Dorothys obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.plowefuneralhome.com The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton have been assisting the family with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Dorothy Pidgeon , please visit Tribute Store
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

8:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church

, Houghton, MI 49931

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St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church

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