Condolence & Memory Journal

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   April 13, 2018

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

Posted by Mary Ann Olding - Friend   April 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   April 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   April 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   April 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   April 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   April 07, 2018

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

Posted by Kim Graham - Beachwood, OH - Friend   April 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 house parties, her fun sense of humor, her pride in her family and children, and her loyal friendship to my Mom. We all had a great time on our trip to Europe together, and I will always remember the look on her face when we walked into a place in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the band started to play "Take Me Home Country Roads" and somebody asked her to get up dance, and she did! Dot will be missed in this life.

Posted by Bill Hack - Friend   April 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   April 06, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You've had a lot of years with her and will always have those memories. I know it is really hard though. She was a great lady!❤

Posted by Deb Barhorst (Fark) - Ada - Friend   April 06, 2018

Dot and her friend Carolyn helped me every Saturday night at the weekly movie at Sycamore Glen. They would both sit and portion out the popcorn for our audience.
And they had the most fun together! One would spill a few popcorn kernels, & that would start the laughter. I always told them they were having entirely too much fun, & if they didn't shape up, I'd have to fire them - so they just laughed all the more!!
If you should find a little angel figure among Dot's belongings that carries a sign saying "You're the best.", it was from me -- because that's how I felt about her. She was the Best.

Posted by Sylvia Jacob - Miamisburg, OH - Friend   April 06, 2018

To the family my sincere condolences for your loss. She had a great sense of humor and was pleasant to be around. May the good memories and fellowship of friends give you all comfort.

Posted by Marilyn Sommer - New Bremen, OH - Friend   April 05, 2018