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Dorothy M. Ouwerkerk
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  • St. Paul United Church of Christ
    115 N. Franklin St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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My sympathies to Joan, Nick, Mark & families...I had the pleasure of being Dot's hairdresser for a number of years at Hair Performers in New Bremen. Dot was so much fun to be around and I have so many great memories of her! She had a wonderful sense of humor...just thinking of her brings a smile to my face! You all were so special to her...her face lit up anytime she talked about her family. Prayers for all.


Posted by: Bernice Lefeld - St Henry, OH - Friend   Apr 13, 2018

What a delightful fun person your mother! It was always a joy to be with her.


Posted by: Mary Ann Olding - Friend   Apr 11, 2018

Joan, prayers for healing and comfort. This happened so quickly, and it is my sincere hope that your mother passed peacefully. It was great to see her smile two weeks ago at Sycamore. Love to you all!~~ Jeri


Posted by: Jeri Neidhard - Friend   Apr 10, 2018

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Sorry I missed the viewing.


Posted by: Rhonda (Sommer) Gill - New Bremen, OH - Neighbor   Apr 08, 2018

I am glad I was able to visit with Aunt Dot at the cousins reunion several years ago. She was so happy to be there with all the family. I will always remember her warmth and wonderful sense of humor. Joan, Nick and Mark, you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Martha (DeRose) Pinsky - Issaquah, WA - family   Apr 08, 2018

To my cousins Joan, Nick and Mark, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Aunt Dot had this infectious laugh and sense of humor I will always remember and the times with you all at Lake Michigan growing up are fond memories. Thinking of you. Rick


Posted by: Rick DeRose - Vass, NC - family   Apr 07, 2018

To Joan, Nick and Mark I extend my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother. I served with Dot in the Church Choir right after Confirmation and much later after the formation of the Mission Team. I always knew Dot as outgoing and positive. I never saw her without smile. May God hold you in His arms as you go through this difficult time.


Posted by: Gary Wehmeyer Wehmeyer - BELLEFONTAINE, OH - Friend   Apr 07, 2018

Thinking of you Joan, Tony, Brynne, Andrew, Jen and Caleb! I loved your mom!


Posted by: Kim Graham - Beachwood, OH - Friend   Apr 06, 2018

Dot was such a wonderful friend of our family, as was John, and I will miss her in this life. I have so many memories and stories, it's hard to know where to begin, and a lot of shared laughter. I sang in church choir for many years, and her longtime friendship with my Mother kept her in our lives all of these years. How well I remember the raucous game parties, especially Ohio State - Michigan game parties, the

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Posted by: Bill Hack - Friend   Apr 06, 2018

Joan, Nick & Mark & your families: I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a special lady. I really enjoyed singing in the church choir with her. And spending time at your house when we were in high school. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Sincerely, Diane Fark Fisher


Posted by: diane Fark Fisher - ada, OH - Friend   Apr 06, 2018