Dorothy Rose Clouse, 91, of New Riegel and briefly Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, passed away Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014.
She was born March 7, 1923, in Wyandot County, to Frank and Clara (Reinhart) Lucius. She married Firmin C. Clouse June 5, 1943, in Bascom, and he preceded her in death March 6, 1990.
Survivors include three sons, Robert "Bob" (Janie) Clouse and Ronald "Smoke" (Vicky) Clouse, both of Tiffin, and Raymond "Ray" (Diane) Clouse of New Riegel; three daughters, Darlene (Justin) Elchert of New Riegel, Denise (John) Snyder of Carey and Donna (Ron) Gosche of Fostoria; daughter-in-law, Gladys (Phil) Clouse Shumway of Tiffin; three brothers, Louis (Milly) Lucius and Francis (Susie) Lucius, both of New Riegel and Paul (Charlotte) Lucius of Burgoon; three sisters, Eileen (Ron) Kurtz of Attica, Margie (Bob) Sowers of Sycamore and Alma (Marion) Lucius of Tiffin; sister-in-law, Flo Lucius of Tiffin; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; son, Richard L. "Dick" Clouse Sr. in 1993; two brothers, Bernard and Jerry Lucius; and a sister, Lucille (Ralph) Smith.
Dorothy was a homemaker, a member of All Saints Parish, All Saints Rosary Altar Society and the Ministry of Praise. She also was a member of New Riegel American Legion Auxiliary Post 354 and a past volunteer for the American Red Cross for 16 years. She received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Rosary Altar Society in 2001.
The love for her family and her genealogy expertise never will be forgotten. She loved family reunions, gardening and watching God's little creatures. Everyone enjoyed her famous, award-winning oatmeal cookies, cakes and hearing her childhood stories and memories.
Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at All Saints Parish, New Riegel, with the Rev. Timothy Kummerer and the Rev. Phillip Smith con-celebrating. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery, New Riegel.
Friends may visit with the family from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Riegel EMS and Fire Department or the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., P.O. Box 96864, Washington, D.C. 20090-6864.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackufneralhome.com.