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“Dori was a fun loving person. She was always kind, helpful and worked hard at her job. It was through her job that we met and became friends. Dori...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Major - Three Rivers, MI

“We are so sorry for the family's loss. She was a really great person and awesome friend. Love from the Samson family. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ashley Terry - Tekonsha, MI

“I'll miss her a lot! She was the sweetest ♥ RIH precious lady ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Leslie Johnson - Battle Creek, MI

“Dori was a pleasure to work with. She was a reliable, hard worker that was dedicated to MEC and the work that she did. She enjoyed working in...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Domingo - Marshall, MI

“She was a great babysitter with my girls. The twins liked her very much. We haven't seen her in quite awhile but she will be missed. What a special...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Edwin Shumway - Tekonsha, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dori babysat my sisters and me. She was always fun! She will be missed. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lynette Coppernoll - Albion, MI

“So sorry to hear about Dori. I hadn't seen her in years but was able to reconnect a bit thanks to FB. Prayers to her family.Tina ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Tina (Foote) Klilngaman - MI

“Sorry for your loss... ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Davis - Battle Creek, MI

“Sending prayers. Rest In Peace Dori! Xoxo ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lois Waldron - Clarklake, MI

“I'm so so sorry. Dori was a great neighbor when she lived by me. Her daughters are amazing.This truly breaks my heart. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Haineault - Friend

“Back in the day..... Dori and I had a gym class together. The class was about to end and we had been running laps. One of my last three steps, I felt...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Caryn Butler - Richmond, IN

“You will be missed Aunt Dori. I have nothing but great memories of talking with you and spending time at family gatherings. I will always be there...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bridget Laukert - Kalamazoo, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dori's passing. Heartfelt prayers and condolence to her family. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Fowler - Battle Creek, MI

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Dora Kay "Dori" (Richar) Niemann, age 55, a wonderful mother, daughter, sister,
step-mother, aunt and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The world was made brighter on February 9,1965 when Dori was born to her parents, Henry and Arletta (Mead) Richar at Battle Creek Community Hospital. She graduated from Kellogg Community College.

Dori married Richard Niemann in 1996. On March 20, 1996, Dori and Richard brought their first daughter, Stephanie Rae into the world and four years later, on July 5, 2000, their daughter, Alexia Nicole. Dori loved her family endlessly. It was all about family for Dori...a big, crazy one at that!

Dori is survived by her mom, Arletta Richar; her daughters, Stephanie Rae and Alexia Nicole; her siblings, Allan Richar, Teresa Long, Gene Richar and Mark Richar; her partner, Richard Niemann; her step-children, Andrew Franklin, Jaime Lynne and Regan Elizabeth; her beloved dogs, Gibson, Gunther, and Ginger; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was sadly preceded in death by her father, Henry Richar; her grandparents, Oren & Frances Mead and Forrest & Ruth Richar:

Family gatherings reigned supreme in her world: the more family, the more fun, the more sun - the better the day. She taught others to be kind, even when you think you can't; to love, even when you struggle to do so; to accept everyone, no matter their story and most importantly, to hold your family closer than all else. Dori loved the beach laying out in the sun and gardening was her form of therapy, she loved planting, caring for and watching things grow.

Dori taught us about what it means to forgive, endure, persevere, move forward and never look back. Her story, was one that we will cherish for the rest of our days.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Graveside services to celebrate her life will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 10th at Newbre Cemetery (Corner of 9 Mile Road and B Drive North) Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the family, would be appreciated.