Lawrence J. (Pinky) Dodane

December 19, 1936 - March 25, 2015

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Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City.

Calling is Friday, March 27, 2015, from 2 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City where there will be a Knights of Columbus and Rosary service at 7 p.m. Calling will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
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Lawrence J. “Pinky” Dodane, 78, of Adams Lake, Wolcottville died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 9 am. In Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

He had lived in this area 19 years, coming from Fort Wayne.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958.

Mr. Dodane retired after 36 years with the Kmart Corporation. He was the disaster recovery administrator for the Kmart Distribution Center in Fort Wayne. He was then transferred to their corporate office in Troy, Michigan, where he became the disaster recovery administrator for the United States. He also worked at Meijer in Fort Wayne as assistant manager for five years.

He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City and the Knights of Columbus.

He was born December 19, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Merlin and Mary (Sheehan) Dodane.

On June 11, 1960, in Fort Wayne he married Judith J. “Judi” Weingartner. She survives at Adams Lake.

Also surviving are two daughters, Laura (Gary) Kroll of Waterford, Michigan, and Lydia Guzowski (Steven) McKnee of Warren, Michigan; two sons, James (Joyce) Dodane of Kendallville and John (Karen) Dodane of Westland, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Kyle Guzowski, John Kroll, Victoria Guzowski, Kara Dodane, Jake Kroll, Julia Kroll, Anna Dodane, and Erica Dodane; and two step-
grandchildren, Sean McKnee and Sydney McKnee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Rose Dodane; a son-in-law, Randy Guzowski; a granddaughter, Jennifer Kroll; and a brother, Gordon Dodane.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church with co-celebrants, Father Bernard Ramenaden and Father John Delaney officiating. Burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery, Rome City.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Costello, Francis Carteaux, Gerald Lopshire, Bruce Sheehan, Lisa Dodane, and Gail Gettings. Active pallbearers will be John Kroll, Mark Gallagher, Kyle Guzowski, Jake Kroll, Cameron Truemper, Edward Weingartner, Michael Dodane, Michael Weingartner, and Daniel Weingartner.

Calling is Friday, March 27, 2015, from 2 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City where there will be a Knights of Columbus and Rosary service at 7 p.m. Calling will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to Parkview Noble Hospice, Turnstone Center in Fort Wayne, or M asses to St. Gaspar.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Friday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfunerahome.com

Guest Book

Karen Coffee-McBride
March 28th, 2015 10:13pm
Fort Wayne, IN

My thoughts and prayers are with you, may God be with all of you in this most difficult time....

Dave and Susy Reynolds
March 27th, 2015 7:18am
Wolcottville

Jim and Joyce you and your whole family are in our prayers. We both know how hard it is to loose a parent. If you need any-thing Please let us know.....

The Muncy family
March 27th, 2015 6:36am
Westland, Mi

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you.

The Meyers Family
March 27th, 2015 6:33am
Westland, MI

Our hearts, love and prayers go out to all of the Dodane family. Larry was such a wise, wonderful man. It was such a pleasure to spend time at the lake with him and Judi and all the other family fun times we enjoyed being a part of! Rest in Peace Larry. We Love You! Mark, Marie, Mariel and Mackenzie

Anne Ueber
March 26th, 2015 11:19pm
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Judi, John, Jim, Lydia and Laura, and family, My heart goes out to you. May God be with you and help you find comfort.

Steve and Donna Moran
March 26th, 2015 10:18pm
Wolcottville IN

To all the Dodane Family, We were so sorry to read about Mr. Dodane's passing. You have our prayers and sympathy in your loss.

Chris and Lora Hartman
March 26th, 2015 4:11am
Warren, Michigan

Judi and Family- So many wonderful memories from over the years at the lake and up in Michigan..Larry was always so gracious and made us feel lke part of the Dodane family. He always wore the love and pride for his family on his sleeve. God rest his soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Chris and Lora Hartman