Dorothy Mae Wichman passed away peacefully and gracefully at home, surrounded by family, on October 21, 2021 at the age of 90.
Dorothy was born on May 12, 1931, in Glandorf, Ohio, to parents Lawrence and Dorthea Siefker. Dorothy was the seventh child and had ten siblings: Arline Snyder, Alvin Siefker, Amos Siefker, Alice Gable, Norbert Siefker, Roselyn Fortman, John Siefker, Leon (Pete) Siefker, Donald Siefker and Kenneth Siefker.
Dorothy graduated from Glandorf High School in 1949. After high school, Dorothy moved to Toledo, Ohio, receiving a Registered Nursing degree in 1952. Dorothy practiced nursing for 35 years in various specialities. Dorothy proudly worked through two polio epidemics with great devotion to her patients.
Dorothy and Edwin A. Wichman married in 1957 (Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf, OH) and together they had four children: Dan Wichman, Lawrence Wichman, Charles Wichman, and Jean Dearn, and was a loving grandmother to five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They raised one foster child: Mary Jane Stec.
Dorothy cherished family and friends in many locations. After raising her family in Toledo, Ohio, she retired in Grand Rapids, Ohio. For twenty plus years, Dorothy volunteered her time to the American Red Cross and several organizations within Lucas and Wood counties. Dorothy moved to Plymouth, Minnesota in 2001 to nurture her first three grandchildren Katie Reichl, Sarah Wichman, and Laura Wichman. In 2008, Dorothy moved to Bothell, Wash., to again nurture her fourth and fifth grandchildren, Curtis Wichman and Carissa Wichman.
Dorothy had a deep love for God, country and the American Flag. Dorothy would like to share the following sentiment: "Thanks to my children, siblings, and many friends for their love and support throughout my long life."
A funeral mass will be held at Saint Brendan Catholic Church in Bothell, Wash. on Friday Nov. 5, 2021 at 11:00am.
A memorial service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf, Ohio on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:30.am. A reception will follow the service at the church's parish center.