Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Dorothy M. Hein, 95, of Montezuma, Ohio, surrounded by her family, peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio.
She was born on August 14, 1927 in Jay County, Indiana to the late John and Hilda (Droesch) Alig. She married Arthur H. Buschur on February 12, 1947 at St. Anthony and he died September 5, 1963. She later married Gregor Hein on January 22, 1966 at Montezuma and he died on September 29, 1979.
Dorothy is survived by her children; Thomas (Carol) Buschur of New Bremen, Mary Ann (Tom) Hoying of Forest, Tony (Glenda) Buschur of Lac du Flambeau, WI, Pat (Mike) Wappelhosrt of Sidney, Elly (Ron) Boeckman of Fort Recovery, Jane (Jim) Sederstrom of Glendale, AZ, Ann (Glen) Thobe of Montezuma, Keith (Connie) Buschur of Montezuma, Art (Dorothy) Buschur of Pennville, IN, and Linda (Scott) Tangeman of Chickasaw; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way; siblings, Richard (Jeanette) Alig of Coldwater, Rosie Heitkamp of Coldwater and in laws; Marceil Alig of Portland, IN, John Gast of Carthagena, Rita Olberding of Minster and Ruth (Curt) Brookhart of New Bremen.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Dorothy was preceded in death by her children, Patricia Buschur, Mark Buschur and Lois Hein; one grandchild; siblings and in-laws; Jerome (Evelyn) Alig, Donald (Vera) Alig, Ralph Alig, Viola Alig, John Alig, Joseph Alig, Berniece (Elmo) Buehler, Edgar Heitkamp, Mary (Shorty May) (Ted Homan)(Clarence) Bergman, Irene (Jerry) Gaerke, Marjorie Gast, Alma (Paul) Huwer, Eugene (Carol) Buschur, Dan Buschur, Rosie Buschur, Irene (Tom) Friesthler, and Henry Olberding.
Dorothy graduated from Fort Recovery High School in 1945 and being good in math she was hired as a bookkeeper at the former Fort Recovery Equity until moving to Montezuma. She raised a faith-filled, yours, mine and ours family of thirteen. Gardening, canning, and freezing produce were her main events in the early years. For nineteen years she served as an advisor for the Franklin 4-H Clover Club, giving direction and teaching skills to many young people as they completed their projects.
Dorothy was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Coldwater and served as president for two terms, and also was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Coldwater. She served as town clerk in Montezuma for several years. She volunteered at the Mercer County Council on Aging, helping at many garage sales. Dorothy was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma and the Christian Mother's Altar Rosary Sodality. Her favorite past times included quilting, bowling, bingo, following the Cincinnati Reds, traveling, and playing cards with her friends. She lovingly made many quilts for her family members. Most of all she loved being surrounded by her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Montezuma. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 7pm on Tuesday and 9 to 10am on Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
In Lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Fund.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.