Dorothy M. Schmiesing

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CELINA - Dorothy M. Schmiesing, age 89, of 641 Linden Ave., passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday June 30, 2013, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.
She was born Dec. 17, 1923 in Cranberry Prairie, to the late Clarence and Helen (Reiss) Stachler. On May 18, 1946, she married Elmer Schmiesing who preceded her in death on March 30, 2011.
She is survived by two children: Sam (Sue) Schmiesing, of Coldwater, and Shirley (Ronald) Fisher, of St. Marys, five grandchildren: Jeff (Kristy) Schmiesing, of Columbus, Sheri (Brian) Knapke, of Columbus, Whitney (Jason) Fine, of Columbus, Kelli (Kris) Parrish, of Columbus, Brad Fisher, (fiance Alisha Warthman), of St. Marys; four great-grandchildren, Samantha and Charlie Schmiesing and Addison and Austin Knapke; one sister, Barbara (James) Leistenschneier, of St. Henry; one brother, Richard Stachler, of St. Henry; and her sister-in-law: Rita Stachler, of St. Henry.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Stachler, and her brother-in-law, James Leistenschneider.
Dorothy was a 1942 graduate of St. Henry High School, was a homemaker. She worked on the family farm, and enjoyed playing cards with friends. Other pastimes were working in the flower gardens in the summer time, and making cookies during the Christmas Holiday with her grandchildren. She also treasured keeping a daily diary for 70 years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina. She was also a member of Ladies Alter Sodality, Ladies Auxiliary-Knights of St. Johns. She was very active in Mercer County Senior Citizens, of Celina.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. today July 3, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with the Rev. Kenneth G. Alt C.PP.S. presiding. Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery in Celina.
Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Lehman-Hogenkamp- Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Health Professionals Impatient Hospice Center 1155 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on July 2, 2013