Dorothy (Pedersen) Mikaitis

December 10, 1930 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Dorothy Mikaitis Obituary

Dorothy was born on December 10, 1930, in Keyport, NJ. She lived her entire life in her beloved Keyport. She grew up as a boat builder’s daughter, the daughter of immigrants who came here from Denmark. She loved to tell everyone she was one hundred percent Danish. She worked for over 50 years at the Forge Inn in Woodbridge as the motel manager. She lived a long, full life blessed with many friends and family both far and wide. She was known for her straightforward ways and her grit. She was also the toughest person, who once fought off a man trying to rob her outside of a bank, then proceeded to chase after him when he was able to get away. There are so many wonderful memories and stories that we will cherish. She was predeceased by her parents, Johanna and Hans Peter Pedersen, her brothers, Paul and John Pedersen, her son, Donald Lindsay, and her grandson, Scott Graham. She is survived by her daughter Joanne (Lindsay) Heilesen, her husband Tom, her daughter-in-law Bonnie (Turner) Lindsay, her grandchildren, Erika (Heilesen) Graham, Alice (Lindsay) DiCorcia, her wife Desiree, Paul Heilesen, his wife Erin, Peter Lindsay, his wife Danielle, Scott Heilesen, his wife Sarah, as well as 13 great-grandchildren: Joseph, Shelby, Scott, Ben, Colton, Peter, Nina, Madelyn, Abigail, Kaia, Andi, Tommy, and Danni. She left a legacy of three generations of family who were blessed to have her in their lives all these years. She will be forever remembered and dearly missed. 

Funeral arrangements are at Days Funeral Home Keyport NJ

Viewing 5-8 pm Sunday, January 14th 

Services Monday, January 15th at 10:30 am at the funeral home with an 11 am blessing at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet.

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January 14, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Day Funeral Home
361 Maple Place
Keyport, NJ 07735

January 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Day Funeral Home
361 Maple Place
Keyport, NJ 07735


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