Dolores F. (Bruns) Gaier, 75, formerly of Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, where she was a resident.
Dolores had been a cancer survivor for the last 12 years.
She was born on Dec. 29, 1937, in Philothea, to the late August and Agnes (Buening) Bruns.
On Nov. 28, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Egypt, Dolores married John P. “Jack” Gaier, who preceded her in death on May 11, 2008.
Surviving are four children, Randolph W. and Rhonda Gaier of New Bremen; Joyce and Steven Blakeley of Lexington, Ky.; Sharon Westfall of Minster and Shirley and John King of Minster; nine grandchildren, Tiffany, Eric, Travis, Sarah, Christina, Natalie, Derick, Nathan and April, 11 great-grandchildren, Deandre, Kinzy, Alivia, Noah, Trevor, Nora, Paul, John, Isabella, Gianna and Levi, four siblings, Dorothy Lehmkuhl of Indian Lake, George and Rosie Bruns of Chickasaw, Leonard Bruns of Greenville and Helen and George Barhorst of Fort Loramie, sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma Bruns of Coldwater, Janice Bruns of Jackson Center, Ralph E. Gaier of Fort Loramie, Theodore and Joanne Gaier of Fort Loramie, August Jr. and Carol Gaier of Fort Loramie, Richard and Sue Gaier of Fort Loramie, Rosemary and Jim Brussell of Fort Loramie, Kathleen and Joseph Brinkman of Minster, LeRoy and Lucy Gaier of Minster and Kathy Gaier of Sidney.
She was preceded in death by six siblings, Walter and Dorothy Bruns, Wilbert Bruns, Ralph and Alice Bruns, Mary and Dutch Ranly, Alvin Bruns and infant August Bruns Jr., brothers and sisters-in-law Jim Lehmkuhl, Martha Gaier, Thomas and Norma Gaier and William Gaier.
Dolores was retired from Globus Printing and previously had been employed at the former Busse’s Meat Processing. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Fort Loramie American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a past member of the fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Dolores enjoyed bowling with the “Mom and Pop” and “Late Wednesday Evening” ladies bowling leagues.
She also loved fishing and camping with her late husband, Jack.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad, Fort Loramie American Legion or to Wilson Hospice Care.
Condolences may be expressed at GehretFuneralHome.com.