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1934 Dorothy 2021

Dorothy Lewis

May 3, 1934 — June 30, 2021

Van Wert

Dorothy N. Lewis, 87, of Van Wert, passed away at 4:18 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on May 3, 1934, in Van Wert. In 1956, she married Michael J. Lewis, who preceded her in death. Together, they shared many years of memories.

Dorothy retired from Federal Mogul in Van Wert, after 40 years of service.

Dorothy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and the Van Wert V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

Dorothy enjoyed dancing, shopping, watching true crime television and reading. Most importantly, Dorothy loved time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her three daughters, Teresa Lewis of Van Wert, Julia Sennebogen of Ft. Wayne, and Carol (Robert) Park of North Port, Florida; 7 grandchildren, Austin, Ben, Steffanie, Shyanne, Ashley, Kyle, and JJ; 13 great grandchildren, Eli, Kaden, Joleane, Kaitlyn, Reese, Kierden, Ricky, Benjamin, Jaxon, Sofia, Owen, Stella, Lynnlei and two on the way; a sister, Jean Gfroerer of Hamilton, Ohio; a brother, William Ray (Kudi) Able of Van Wert; and adored companion, her dog, Bella.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Isabel (Hall) Able; husband, Michael; two brothers, Robert Keipper and her twin, Donald Keipper; and her biological father, Victor Keipper.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy`s memory may be sent to the Marsh Foundation or Van Wert YWCA Victim Services/Housing Program.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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