Dolores A. (Oertwig) Michel (1931 - 2013)

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Dolores A. Michel, 81, Vandalia
Dolores A. Michel, 81, of Vandalia, died at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with Pastor Jerry Bagwell officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour before services on Tuesday, both at the church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: American Legion Avenue of Flags, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Michel was born on Sept. 8, 1931, in Alma, the daughter of Edwin and Elenora Meseke Oertwig. She married Harry Michel on June 25, 1950, in Shobonier.
She was a retired cook at Vandalia Junior High School, was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary, and was an active volunteer at her church.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Susan and her husband Kenny Moeller of Dexter, Mo.; brother, Floyd Oertwig and his wife Donna of St. Peter; sister, Elvera and her husband Don Sidwell of Shobonier; grandchildren, Kevin Moeller and his wife Lendsay of Jacksonville, Fla., and Elizabeth and her husband Gregg Hayes of Richland, N.C.; and great-grandchildren, Braden Moeller and Chandler Moeller of Jacksonville, Fla., and Christine Hayes of Richlands, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Randy Michel; and a brother, Wayne Oertwig.

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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 8 to Apr. 17, 2013