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Dorothy Breuer

July 15, 1915 — January 17, 2017


Dorothy B. Breuer, age 101 passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. She was born July 15, 1915 the daughter of Matthias and Frances (Meyer) Zenz. On September 14, 1937, she was united into marriage to Leonard J. Breuer. Together they farmed on the Breuer Family Farm in Bloomington Township. Dorothy was a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glen Haven and its Altar Society. She enjoyed trips to Ma's Bakery, her gardening, flowers, quilting and especially a Brandy Old Fashioned made right. Dorothy dearly loved her family and keeping up with their activities.

Surviving are her children; Norma Jean Prew, Barbara (Mark) Martin, Virginia (John) Klema, Maureen (Harold "Buzz") Osterhaus, David (Barb), Dale (Denise), and Mike (Barbara) Breuer, 32 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, two sisters-in-law, Anne Wagner and Agatha Breuer.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Leonard, a son-in-law Richard Prew, a sister Letha (Reaford) Reuter, brothers, Robert (Emaline), Anthony "Tony" (Florence), and Wilfred Zenz, brothers-in-law, Anthony "Tony" Wagner and Fred Breuer.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Father John Meinholz and Father Sam Martin officiating. Burial was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Family and friends called on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., where a 12:45 p.m. parish rosary was prayed. Friends also called on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic School in Bloomington. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington is serving the family.

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