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Dorothy B. Wentz

July 31, 1923 ~ August 24, 2012 (age 89)
Dorothy B. Wentz, 89, formerly of Sidney, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Avenue Assisted Living in Avon Lake, Ohio at 9:30 AM and ended her long struggle in her earthly body and is at peace. She was born in Sidney, Ohio on July 31, 1923 to John and Mary (Eustache) Drees. On August 16, 1941, she was married to Harold Wentz. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and her six brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Deb Wentz of North Ridgeville, Ohio and her sister-in-law, Helen Drees, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Sidney, Dorothy was a 1941 graduate of Holy Angels High School. She was a life-long member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, where she taught CCD classes for several years and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society; she always baked pies for the parish picnic. She worked at Stolles during World War II, then worked in the office at Wentz Brothers Chevrolet. From 1969-1987 she worked as a secretary for Anna Schools. After her retirement, she taught reading in the adult literacy program and volunteered at Fair Haven. Her hobby was working outside; she loved mowing her grass and working in her garden. In 2010, she moved to assisted living in a Cleveland suburb to be near to her daughter. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association or Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Condolences may be expressed on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com
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