OTTOVILLE — Dolores R. "Dolly" Turnwald, 77, of Ottoville, went home to be with The Lord at 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer.
She was born December 3, 1936, in Ft. Jennings to Alphonse and Agnes (Blum) Utrup, who preceded her in death. On February 15, 1958 she married John H. Turnwald, who survives in Ottoville. They were married for 56 years.
Also surviving are three children: Patricia A. (Richard) Schneider of Ottoville, M. Jane (Randy) Zimmerman of Lima, and John L. (Carol) Turnwald of Ottoville; three grandchildren: Richard S. Schneider of Ottoville, Kimberly N. (Joshua) Foster of Lima, and Kyle B. Zimmerman of Lima; three great-grandchildren: Savannah L. Schneider, Alaina N. Foster, and Cara E. Foster; nine sisters: Margaret Koester, Anne Landwehr, Barbara (William) Kroeger, Cecelia (James) Friemoth, Minnie (Gordon) Moenter, Agnes Klaus, Beatrice Dundas, Mary (Thomas) Say, and Helen Friemoth; three brothers: James (Carol) Utrup, Sam (Rita) Utrup, and Johnny (Paula) Utrup; and a brother-in-law: Richard Siefer. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Bernadette "Mel" Siefer and Gertrude Utrup and a brother: Joseph Utrup.
Dolores was a homemaker and a partner with her husband on the family farms. She graduated from Ft. Jennings High School in 1954. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. Jerome Schetter and Deacons Jose Flores and Fred Lisk officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus; The James Cancer Foundation, Columbus; or the Community Health Professionals of Delphos (Delphos Visiting Nurses).
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.