Dorothy Louise Dreyer

August 16, 1955 - June 7, 2021

Dorothy Louise Dreyer, 65, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past four years, formerly of LaPorte, IN, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 in Cape Coral. She was born August 16, 1955 in Michigan City, IN to Eldie and Maggie Gibson Jones Hayes now deceased.

Dorothy was a devout Christian of the Nazarene Church and believed in her Lord and Savior. She always said she “was covered in the blood of Jesus” and never feared going to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. She was loving mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt, friend and sister. She proudly received her GED from Elston Senior High School and worked as a Supervisor at Red Oaks Nursing Home in Michigan City Indiana in the Housekeeping Department. Dorothy who will always be lovingly known to her family as “Dockey” and “GG”” loved dolphins and her collection was abundant. She was a stranger to no one. She was kind, generous and was full of love. Her family meant everything to her and Tom was the love of her life. Rest our sister, The Three Musketeers are now only two but shall be reunited again in the holy realms of heaven.

She is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Thomas Dreyer of Cape Coral; children, Austin Summerlin (Heather) of LaPorte, IN, Shannon Summerlin-Adair of LaPorte, IN, Jason (Jean) Dreyer Florence, KY, Nathan (Fiancée Jaime Mainer) Stonto Lawrenceburg, IN and Mathew (Danielle) Dreyer Nashville, TN; siblings, Wanda Newland (Billy) of Cape Coral, Helen Baker (Rich) of Cape Coral, Eddie Jones (Donna) of Cape Coral, and Lloyd Jones (Barb) of Cape Coral; sister-in-law, Dorothy Jones of LaPorte, IN; also surviving are 19 grandchildren Nolan, Autumn, Chase, Bryce, Kierstin, Shaylynn, Chloe, Tyler, Dylan, Nicole, Ricky, Jordan, Jason Jr. , Isaiah, Savannah, Aiden, Dalton, Alexsys, Caysin, and Corbin, as well as, many loving nieces and nephews. She also left behind Cathy Loomis LaPorte, IN, her very best friend, her sister by heart, her confidant, her partner in crime and the person who filled her last years in LaPorte with happiness and joy.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Louise Stick (Paul), brother, Boyd Jones, her first husband, Austin Summerlin, her step dad Willard Hayes and her beloved dogs Shilo and Milo.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 PM Friday, July 9, 2021 at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Ohio Street, Michigan City, IN 46360 with pastor Josh Kahn officiating. Dorothy’s ashes will be interned next to her first husband Austin in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Dorothy Louise Dreyer are suggested to be sent to her sister, Helen Baker 1330 SW 4th Place Cape Coral, FL. 33991.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Judy Wallig Jun 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Dorothy you will be missed by many. I’m glad I got to meet you when your son Austin and my daughter got together. You were a loving mother and grandmother to ur grandkids. Keep looking down on them. Rest In Peace

  2. Juanell Gibson Vega Jun 11, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I know she will be dearly missed!! I will miss her!! I loved her SO much! She was a VERY kind and generous person. And yes she was NO stranger to anyone. She spoke to you as if she `d known you for years. So sorry that she`s gone but may she be in peace now! God bless her and the family!

  3. Lorene Watts Jun 12, 2021 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful lady now a beautiful Angel

  4. Heather Channell Jun 15, 2021 at 11:46 am

    You are a beautiful soul inside and out. You open your arms and heart to anyone that you crossed paths with. We have so many good memories of you that will keep you alive in our hearts and our home. I am lucky to be apart of such a wonderful loving family. I will be your son’s strength when he feels weak. I will always remind your grandkids of how much love you have for them. Nolan said that even though your heart got weak it was still strong enough to love us all. I will miss the phone calls from you. You will forever be missed. We all will find strength in the strength you carried. Love always and forever more

  5. Jean Dreyer Jun 15, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    You were always a beautiful ray of sunshine. When I first met you, you gave me the warmest hug & greeted me with the sweetest smile. We talked on the phone for hours & would just laugh. Im going to miss you so much. I loved our margarita nights they were amazing you always made sure my boys were welcomed & included in everything. You always had a way of making my boys & I feel special & that I will cherish forever. You & my moms things for dolphins will always be a memory. I will make sure Jason & I watch over Tom & thank you for allowing us to be apart of such a wonderful family. Fly high sweet Angel!

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