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Dorothy  A.  Leiss
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  • Cancer Association of Auglaize County
    120 S. Front St.
    St. Marys, OH 45885

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“Keila, recently read of your mother's passing..sorry for your loss. Sure you miss her...glad she was a lady of faith...Lord knows we here on earth...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Temple Brickley - Bluffton, IN

“Our heartfelt sympathies to you. I grew up across the street and after my husband and I moved back, we became neighbors again. She was a very kind...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Alicia Schemmel - New Bremen, OH

3 of 8 | Posted by: JUDE GRIESHOP - OSGOOD, OH

“Greetings,I am one of Norman's extended cousins. I only met Dorothy and the girls a couple of times. Nonetheless, I extend my deepest sympathy to the...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Roger Liess - Ft. Loramie

“Dorothy was such a sweetie. Always had a smile on her face and was so friendly. And she was so helpful. I know she would do little errands for my...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Alice Hartwig

“Kelia I hope you remember me TERESA JOYCE i am so sorry to hear about your mom I miss you and will pray for peace and comfort in your time of loss I...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Teresa Joyce - Sidney, OH

“Gone but never forgotten I love you grannie ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kerri Lovelace - Jacksonville, FL

“So sorry that my Aunt Alice is no longer on this earth but I take joy i the fact that she'll be joining my mom up in heaven. Aunty Al served our...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kris McConnell - Troy, OH

DOROTHY A. LEISS, age 89, of New Bremen, died on May 4, 2017, at 10:57 P.M. at the St. Marys Living Center, St. Marys, Ohio. She was born on July 3, 1927, in Minster, to the late Lewis C. and Mary L. (Ronan) Ahrns. On September 23, 1952, she married Norman F. "Jim" Leiss, and he died on September 27, 1999. Surviving are her daughters Deborah (Wayne) Pittman of Grover, NC, Vickie Leiss of Sidney, Cynthia Leiss of Celina, and Keila Leiss of New Bremen. Also surviving are five grandchildren, and twenty five great-grandchildren. Along with her husband and her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two grandchildren, and her siblings Lois Wagner, Virginia McConnell, Bud Ahrns, William Ahrns, David Ahrns, and Tommy Ahrns.

Dorothy was a faithful and active member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer of New Bremen for many years. She was involved with Radio Maria, she was a Eucharistic minister to the area hospitals for many years, and was deeply devoted to the Adoration. Dorothy liked to help people. She loved to interact with small children and enjoyed animals of all kinds. She enjoyed taking trips to the Our Lady of Consolation Basilica in Carey, Ohio, and enjoyed sightseeing in the countryside. For 22 years, she worked at the Copland Corp. of Sidney, where she had been a spot welder for many years prior to her retirement in 1989.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow in the Pearl Cemetery near Sidney. Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the church, at which time the rosary will be prayed. Memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy can be made to the Cancer Association of Auglaize County. Condolences to the Leiss family can be left online at