November 21, 2014

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Dorothy O. Jaeger

Dorothy O. Jaeger (nee Tompkins), 91, of Eaton Township, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2013 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a brief illness. She was born August 19, 1921 in LaGrange and was a lifelong Eaton Township resident.

Dorothy was a member of the LaPorte United Methodist Church and the Ruth Circle of the church. She was also a member of the Eaton Grange, Eaton Firebells and the Republican Women’s Club.

Survivors include her daughters, Arlene (the late Gregory) Emmons of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Bernece (Ron) Pickens of Elyria; son, Chris (Jean) Jaeger of Grafton; grandchildren, Douglas Emmons, Rebecca Lawrence, Robert Pickens, and Ryan Pickens; great grandchildren, Tyler, Jadalynn and Ava; sisters, Nila Wharton, Maxine Peachey, Bernice Herman and Phyllis Glunt; brother-in-law, Merle Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jaeger; parents, Malcolm and Zella Tompkins; sisters, Stella Reisinger and Alice Smith; and brothers-in-law, Warren Reisinger, John Wharton, William Peachey, Ralph Herman, and Thomas Glunt.

The family will receive friends Friday, June 21, 2013 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Service will be Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will be at Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the LaPorte United Methodist Church, 2071 Grafton Rd., Elyria.

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  • Audrey Weaver

    Dorothy was the sweetest lady. She blessed many lives through her love for The Lord .

  • David J. Jaeger

    Aunt Dottie and Uncle Bob were my favorite Aunt and Uncle. She will be missed just as much as Uncle Bob. Our deepest sympathy to all the Jaeger family. Love David J. Jaeger and family.

  • Brian Weaver

    Mrs Jaeger was my all-time favorite Sunday School teacher. I can still picture her teaching us Bible stories using the paper figures on the flannel board in the basement of LaPorte United Methodist. She really had the way of making me feel so loved. She was a very special lady !