- Local Guide
Dorothy A. Smith, 92, of 212 S. Main St. in Minster, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1920, in Minster, to Louis and Caroline (Lampert) Bensman, and they preceded her in death.
She was married on June 20, 1942, in Minster, to John W. Smith. He died on April 9, 1994. She is survived by one son, and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Brenda Smith of New Bremen, and a grandson, Matthew Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mark, a granddaughter, Heather, and siblings Richard and Mary Ann Bensman and Ruth and Joseph Buschur.
Dorothy was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, a Caring Minister of the church, morning mass monitor for 18 years, past president of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Charter and 10-year member of the Minster Area Life Squad and past treasurer and member of the Ladies Aux. of F.O.E. 1391 in Minster.
She was a retired kindergarten teacher for the Minster Schools after 18 years.
She enjoyed playing cards, being with her family and helping her friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding, officiant.
Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorials may be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.