Obituary of Jane F. Van Dorn
Jane F. Van Dorn, 80, of Bay City, our loving, caring, patriotic, and feisty wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Brian’s House. Jane was born in Lansing on November 13, 1938, the daughter of the late James and Frances (Schueller) Cavanaugh. She was a 1957 graduate of T.L. Handy High School. While out dancing, Jane happened to meet Edward John Van Dorn. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on January 26, 1963. Jane formerly worked for Household Finance Corp., Defoe Shipbuilding, and had her own Daycare in her home for 35 years. She lived to love, and enjoyed time spent with her family. An active volunteer for 40+ years with Mobile Meals, Jane’s signature station wagon became a Bay City staple of kindness and volunteerism. She enjoyed home improvement painting, sewing, camping, and watching her boys, and eventually grandkids play ball; where she was always a dependable scorekeeper. Jane leaves to carry on her legacy, her husband, Ed and three boys: Eric (Mary) Van Dorn, Mark Van Dorn, and Steve (Kristine) Van Dorn; grandchildren, Erin and Kevin Van Dorn; Lashei, Shaun, Tiffani, and Grant Van Dorn; Mykala (Cody) Snyder, Collin and Sawyer Van Dorn; great-grandchildren, Lorae, Annabelle, Stephanie, and Austin; Lincoln and Kennedy; sister, Rose Mary Zauner; sisters-in-law, Shirley Cavanaugh, Sue Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Van Dorn, and brother-in-law, Bob (Sandy) Van Dorn, along with many nieces, nephews, and special friends, Judy Bowker, Todd Bowker, Lynn (Bowker) and Chris Hebert, and Becky (Bowker) and Bob Kruger, and their families. In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by her brothers, Jim and Terry Cavanaugh. Jane’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. A Life Celebration for Jane will begin at 7:00 PM with Fr. Dale Orlik officiating. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of McLaren Hospice, along with Brian’s House for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.