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Dorothy A. Windau
September 29, 1922 ~ May 6, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Dorothy A. Windau, age 100, passed on May 6, 2023 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, OH. She was born to the late Jesse and Anna Dimmick on September 29, 1922 in Milford, New Jersey.
Mrs. Windau proudly served in the United States Navy Waves during World War II from 1944 to 1948 and was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia. On April 12, 1947 she married Paul J. Windau who also was serving in the United States Navy. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the Tiffin area where they raised their five children. She resided in the Tiffin and Bettsville area until 2007 when she relocated to the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.
Survivors include three sons, Lawrence Windau (Linda), Sandusky, Joseph Windau (Dolly), Loris, South Carolina, David Windau (Karen), Tiffin; two daughters, Catherine (Kitty) Groves (Ricky), Sycamore, Marie Tahy, Jacksonville, Florida. She is also survived by two sisters, Betty Hutzler and Naomi Donaway both of West Virginia and 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years Paul, four brothers, Raymond Dimmick, Lester Dimmick, Donald Dimmick and Austin Dimmick and one sister Hazel Bennet.
In 1983 she retired from the Seneca County Common Pleas Court as the Director of the Bureau of Child Support. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend to anyone that knew her. She valued her family above all else and looked forward to annual family vacations traveling all across the United States. She loved her country and was proud of her military background. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables, but was best known for her candy “Buckeyes”. She and Paul were members of several lodges including AmVets, VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Eagles where they would spend most of their time dancing and enjoying times with their friends.
The family would like to extend a very special “thank you” to the nurses and entire staff at the Ohio Veterans Home for the care they gave mom during her residency at OVH and to Stein Hospice for their assistance during her journey.
Memorial donations may be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky, Seneca County Veterans Services or to a charity of their choosing.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Chapel located at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky starting at 10:00, Friday May 19, 2023. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, May 20, 2023 starting at 1:00 at the Grace Community Church located at 900 Smith Road, Fremont, OH 43420.
Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883 (419) 447-1221, is assisting the family with arrangements.