Dorothy M. Seal

Dorothy Marie Seal, age 92, of Manassas, Va., formerly of Adrian and Tecumseh, Mich. passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Prince William Medical Center in Manassas, Va.  She was born May 25, 1932 in Flat Rock, Mich. to the late Floyd Elmer and Dolly Daisy (Ray) Hanes. 

In her early years she lived on a farm before moving to Wyandotte, Mich. into what became the family home for her and her two siblings, brother, Floyd Eugene and sister, Betty Jane. After high school, Dorothy enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed at Lackland AFB in Texas. Later, she served as an executive secretary with Ford Motor Company.

Dorothy had a variety of interests which included ice-skating and dogs. She was part of a professional ice-skating team in her younger days, and she had an American Eskimo show dog with which she traveled around the country. She won many awards and ribbons with her champion dog, Misti. Dorothy also enjoyed traveling overseas, especially to her favorite two places, the Holy Lands in Israel and Japan.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Robert (Bob) Seal and his wife Kim; nephews, Eric and James; niece, Laura; and her cousins, Harry Hanes and Mari Hanes.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Greg Burdine officiating. Burial will be in the Hanover Cemetery in Hanover, Mich.


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