SPRINGFIELD – Dorothy O. Oehlert, 97, of Springfield, IL died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born on January 29, 1915 in Chicago to Sophie (nee Schnur) and Leo Welch. She married Walter J. Oehlert on July 20, 1937 and he preceded her in death on December 21, 2008. Also preceding her in death are her parents and one brother, Leo Welch.
Surviving are one son Allen (Sara) Oehlert of Chatham, IL., four grandchildren, Matthew (Amie) Oehlert, Elizabeth (Vladimir) Avila, Emily (Aaron) Dufrene, and Katherine (Phillip) Galloway, six great grandchildren, Marcelina, Gus, Finn, Sophia, Lucas and Seraphina.
Dorothy attended Grace Lutheran Church. She also was a member of the Grace Circle and volunteered at the food pantry at church.
Visitation: 4-7 pm Tuesday May 15, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home. There will be a second visitation at Grace Lutheran Church from 9:30 until time of funeral on Wednesday May 16, 2012.
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 16, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend Thomas Christell officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Trust or Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
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