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Dorothy Sunderland

August 2, 1933 — December 25, 2023

Dorothy A. Sunderland, 90, of Van Wert, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023 at Divine Nursing and Rehab at Shane Hill.

She was born on August 2, 1933, in New Breman, to the late Edgar and Olga (Hegemier) Moeller. On May 21, 1955, Dorthy married the love of her life, Thomas Sunderland who preceded her in death.

She retired from Van Wert County Hospital after 21 years. Dorothy was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting bedspreads and doll outfits.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters: Lynn of Ansonia, OH and Debra (Michael) Germann of Van Wert; 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers: Adrian and Warren Moeller and her sister, Martha May.

Funeral Services for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Christian Taylor officiating. Burial will take place at 2:30 PM in Elm Grove Cemetery, Saint Marys, OH.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, December, 29, 2023 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory and again, one hour prior to the funeral, from 10 - 11 AM, at the church on Saturday.

Prefered memeorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church Choir.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 29, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Visitation

Saturday, December 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

113 W Central Ave, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

113 W Central Ave, Van Wert, OH 45891

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