She is survived by her 3 sons: Jack (Barb) Altenburger of Toledo, Randy (Judy) Altenburger of Ottoville, and Dennis (Debra) Altenburger of Delphos; 8 grandchildren: Brian (Wendy) Altenburger, Julie (Ben) Kolly, Jill (Brian) Wenzlick, Renee (Aaron) Burgei, Beth (Greg) Morscher, Jason Altenburger, Jena (Adam) Rostorfer and Jonathon Altenburger; 9 Great-Grandchildren: Emma and Hannah Wenzlick, Andrew, Marissa and Tyler Kolly, Kara and Courtney Burgei, Evan Altenburger and Joshua Morscher; and 2 sisters: Phyllis Krouse and Jo Ann Schlagbaum, both of Lima.
She is preceded in death by 4 sisters: Bernie (Charles) Heathman, Loretta (Kenneth) Roth, Tillie (Ralph) Spieles and Marie (Virgil) Kohlrieser; 3 brothers: Vince (Coletta) Schlagbaum, Tony (Gertie) Schlagbaum and Ott (Norma) Schlagbaum; and brother-in-law: Bob Krouse.
Dorothy retired as a waitress from Jim’s Restaurant, Delphos. She was a member Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and was a member of its Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of the Ottoville VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Dorothy was an avid golfer and was a member of the Delphos Country Club. She enjoyed playing cards. Dorothy loved her family dearly and enjoyed watching it grow to include grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Father John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. and VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will be held at 6p.m.