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“I knew Dorothy but a brief time but you could see her beautiful soul in her and in her children. It was an honor to serve her even if for such a...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear of your mothers loss. She was a special person and I always enjoyed her company and especially the card playing. ”
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“My sisters, daughter and I were fortunate to visit Dorothy and family in Seattle a couple years ago. She was warm and generous as always. I loved her...Read More »
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“It was my good fortune to be Dorothy's neighbor. She was a gracious, sharing, positive lady with ready smiles. Her children personify all of those...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Carole Roecks - Bothell, WA

“I worked with Dorothy preparing meals for those in need at St. Brendan (SOS). She was a wonderful and caring person and had something nice to say -...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: John Kirchgessner - Bothell, WA

“Dorothy was a wonderful lady. I loved working with her many years at SOS.Always happy, kind and had a caring and gentle spirit. We will all miss...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Stan Samson - Snohomish, WA

“Dorothy and Ed gave our family a lot of much needed support when we really needed it a long time ago. Dorothy's kindness, interest, and willingness...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Eric Studer - Stoughton, MA

“No matter how old we are, it’s tough to lose a parent. Thoughts and prayers as we all grieve at this time. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mj Stec - Daughter


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.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Thursday, December 02
10:30 AM    3930358 4021592 20211202T103000

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

109 N Main Street Glandorf, OH 45848
(419) 538-6928