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Thursday, April 03, 2014 8:00 PM

Dec. 3, 1936-April 2, 2014

OTTOVILLE — Dolores R. “Dolly” Turnwald, 77, of Ottoville, went home to be with The Lord at 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Fort Jennings to Alphonse and Agnes (Blum) Utrup, who preceded her in death.

On Feb. 15, 1958, she married John H. Turnwald, who survives in Ottoville. They were married for 56 years.

Also surviving are three children, Patricia A. (Richard) Schneider of Ottoville, M. Jane (Randy) Zimmerman of Lima and John L. (Carol) Turnwald of Ottoville; three grandchildren, Richard S. Schneider of Ottoville and Kimberly N. (Joshua) Foster and Kyle B. Zimmerman of Lima; three great-grandchildren, Savannah L. Schneider, Alaina N. Foster and Cara E. Foster; nine sisters, Margaret Koester, Anne Landwehr, Barbara (William) Kroeger, Cecelia (James) Friemoth, Minnie (Gordon) Moenter, Agnes Klaus, Beatrice Dundas, Mary (Thomas) Say and Helen Friemoth; three brothers: James (Carol) Utrup, Sam (Rita) Utrup and Johnny (Paula) Utrup; and a brother-in-law, Richard Siefer.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bernadette “Mel” Siefer and Gertrude Utrup; and a brother, Joseph Utrup.

Dolores was a homemaker and a partner with her husband on the family farms. She graduated from Fort Jennings High School in 1954. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and its Altar Rosary Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. Jerome Schetter and Deacons Jose Flores and Fred Lisk officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus; The James Cancer Foundation, Columbus; or the Community Health Professionals of Delphos (Delphos Visiting Nurses).

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