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Tuesday, May 01, 2012 7:42 AM


Jan. 26, 1918-April 30, 2012
Dorothy L. Altenburger, 94, of Ottoville died at 8:34 a.m. Monday at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.
She was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Ottoville to Joseph and Theresia (Becker) Schlagbaum. 
On Feb. 16, 1946, she married Hubert S. “Hups” Altenburger, who died March 25, 2006.
Survivors include three sons, Jack (Barb) Altenburger of Toledo, Randy (Judy) Altenburger of Ottoville and Dennis (Debra) Altenburger of Delphos; eight grandchildren,  Brian (Wendy) Altenburger, Julie (Ben) Kolly, Jill (Brian) Wenzlick, Renee (Aaron) Burgei, Beth (Greg) Morscher, Jason Altenburger, Jena (Adam) Rostorfer and Jonathon Altenburger; nine great-grandchildren, Emma and Hannah Wenzlick, Andrew, Marissa and Tyler Kolly, Kara and Courtney Burgei, Evan Altenburger and Joshua Morscher; and two sisters, Phyllis Krouse and Jo Ann Schlagbaum of Lima.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bernie (Charles) Heathman, Loretta (Kenneth) Roth, Tillie (Ralph) Spieles and Marie (Virgil) Kohlrieser; three brothers, Vince (Coletta) Schlagbaum, Tony (Gertie) Schlagbaum and Ott (Norma) Schlagbaum; and brother-in-law, Bob Krouse.
Mrs. Altenburger retired as a waitress from Jim’s Restaurant in Delphos. She was a member Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and was a member of its Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of the Ottoville VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid golfer and was a member of the Delphos Country Club.  She enjoyed playing cards. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed watching it grow to include grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. and VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will be held at 6 p.m.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:53 AM

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