Dorothy A. Zenci, age 87, passed away on July 12, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Vernon L. Zenci, Sr.
and her son, Robert L. Zenci.
Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Linda (Steven) Handlon of Anthem,
Arizona; one son, Vernon (Rita) L. Zenci, Jr., of Felton, Delaware;
grandchildren: Tricia (Nick) Tilden, John Woynaroski, Michael Zenci, Diane
(Jeremy) Cross, and James Zenci; great-grandchildren: Sam, Marissa, Jack,
and Nick Tilden Jr.; Lucas and Gwendolyn Woynaroski; and Ella, Lucas,
Benton, and Genevieve Cross. She is survived also by siblings: Robert
(Eileen) Mahns of Riverside, California; Marilyn Mason of Portage; Lois
Irvin of Portage, and Ruth Wilkins of Valparaiso.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Walter
(Irene) Mahns and Edwin Mahns.
Dorothy was born on October 1, 1930, in Garyton (now known as Portage),
where she was also raised. She fell in love with the man of her dreams and
they were married on January 15, 1949. Dorothy, Vernon and their family
lived in Michigan City in their early years and in Chesterton until
retirement in 1975. Dorothy and Vernon resided in Auburndale, Florida, for
the next 12 years and finally returned to Portage for the remainder of their
Dorothy will be cremated. A celebration of her life will take place at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton on Friday, July 27,
2018, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive visitors between 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Dunes Hospice LLC, 4711 Evans
Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383.