Dorothy M. Weithman

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414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 12/28/2008 14:00:00

New Washington OH 12/29/2008 10:30:00

Dorothy M. (Siesel) Weithman, age 71, resident of New Washington, Ohio passed away December 24, 2008 at her home surrounded by her husband and nine children. She battled colon cancer for the past two and a half years. She was born on February 7, 1937 in New Washington, Ohio to Cletus and Mary (Faeth) Siesel. She has lived in New Washington her entire life. She attened St. Bernard Catholic School and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1954. She also graduated from Mary Manse College in Toledo, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in education.
She began her teaching career at Auburn School in Shelby, Ohio and then taught twenty six years at St. Bernard/Mother of Sorrow Catholic School in New Washington. She was honored as a recipient of the St. Bernard/Mother of Sorrows Alumni and Friends Banquet receiving the first Distinguished Alumni award for her many years of service and dedication to the church and the many young children she inspired. When accepting the award she spoke of her great love of the Church and having the privilege of teaching at the school she held so dear to her heart. As a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington she taught religious education classes and was a member of the Rosary/Altar Society.
Her most treasured memories were vacationing with her family on camping trips and Myrtle Beach vacations. Her greatest fulfillment in life came from caring for her grandchildren whom she showered with love and prayers. Her grandchildren remember her for her constant love and encouragement as well as her unique way of making each family gathering special for her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and a brother, James Siesel.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred Weithman, whom she married on August 1, 1959; four daughters, Sheila Hanes of Willard; Mary and Mike Cotsamire of Bucyrus; Nancy and Aaron Ackerman of New Washington; and Jen and Doug Phenicie of New Washington; five sons, Mark and Deanna Weithman of Tiro; Matt and Kim Weithman of New Washington; Dan and Kathy Weithman of Galena; John and Missy Weithman of Galena; and Dave and Tara Weithman of Columbus; 24 grandchildren, Melissa (Hanes) Bernas of Columbus; Alex and Josh Hanes of Willard; Chad, Bradley, Erin, Neil Oberlander and Mariah Cotsamire of Bucyrus; Addison and Kendra Ackerman of New Washington; Payton, Parker, Kennedy and Mackenzie Phenicie of New Washington; Brandon and Samantha Weithman of Tiro; Morgan, Emily, Dillon and Allison Weithman of New Washington; Jenna and Luke Weithman of Galena; and Logan and Adam Weithman of Galena; one sister, Alice and Brian Cain of Huron; two brothers, Carl and Carma Siesel of New Washington; Mike and Betty Siesel of New Washington; a sister-in-law, Mary Siesel of New Washington; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Sunday, December 28, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Monday at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father Robert Weithman, Father Frederick Schill and Father Tommy Rodrigues officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Bernard School Endowment Fund. Online condolences can be made at


Lana (Weithman) Webster - Dec 31, 2008

Thinking of all of you during this tough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Carl Schnittke - Dec 30, 2008

We send our deepest condolances to the family and will keep you in our prayers. The Schnittke Family

June and Ed Swope - Dec 29, 2008

Alfred and family, Our Sympathy is with all of you on the death of Dorothy. Just read the obit in Bucyrus Paper on computer. Will remember your family in our daily rosary and prayers. Sorry to acknowledge by e-mail and hope this sad day was made much brighter with memories. June and Ed Swope, Bradenton, FL.

anne landwehr - Dec 29, 2008

My condolences to you and your family at this time. I was out of town to South Carolina when Mary Ann Rode phoned me but I never got the message till tonight the 29th. I am sorry to hear of this but had known for sometime Dorothy wasn’t the best. I had her on our prayer line as a special request.
I want to come to N W hopefully soon and will stop by your house to pay my respects. God bless all of you and eternal rest to Dorothy. Anne Landwehr Ottoville Oh

Pat & Fred Davidson - Dec 28, 2008

Dear Matt, Kim and family,
I am so sorry for your loss and pray that you find comfort in knowing that you all remain in our prayers. We will always remember her goodness and kind and gentle spirit.
Love, Pat and Fred

The Meder Family - Dec 28, 2008

Coach Weithman (John),
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family with the passing of your mother. We will keep all of your family in our thoughts and prayers this week. May God grant you the comfort and healing with the knowledge she is no longer suffering and in a better place now.
The Meder’s

Sophie Speelman - Dec 28, 2008

Dear Jen:
You and your family have our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
All our love, Chuck, Sophie, Lauren, and Caroline

Dan & Jeannie Tien - Dec 28, 2008

Dan and Kathy, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Alice, - Dec 28, 2008

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. This is such a tough time in your life that God will be beside you to see you through. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Patty Redmond

Bernard & Aurie Szymczak Sr. - Dec 27, 2008

So sorry to hear about the passing of your wife, sister, and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bless and keep you all in your time of need.

Roberta (Nye) & Jim Steele - Dec 27, 2008

Al & Family,
We’re so sorry to read of the passing of Dorothy. We’re thinking of you at this time of your sorrow.
Old friends,
Roberta & Jim Steele
(Houston, Texas)

Paula Bays ( Rudd ) - Dec 27, 2008

I am sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. May God grant each of you the peace to you need in this time.
God Bless you all.

Kellie (McPherson) Ritchey - Dec 27, 2008

I was so sad to hear of Dorthy’s passing. I will always remember her warm smile in my years at St. Bernards’s. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Dorothea - Dec 27, 2008

Alfred and family
Our family shares in your sorrow and loss. Now you have your own special angel, who will be there to guide you and bring you strength. Thinking of you and want you to know my prayers are with you.
Dorothea Kehres

Becky Travis (Zoltanski) - Dec 26, 2008

I am very saddened to hear about Dorothy’s passing. I knew she had been diagnosed a while back with cancer and would ask my sister how she was doing. Then I had the chance to chat with her at my dad’s funeral lunch. She looked good and I was so happy to see her. I admired her for the gentle and caring person she was. She was very supportive of the kids when we were in school and then so patient with the students at St. Bernards. She ‘showed me the ropes’ in my first teaching job at St. Bernards. She was a wonderful person and you are so lucky to have a wife, mother and grandmother like her. My thought and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. It is assuring to know that she will be in a better place. God bless all of you.