Wednesday, February 3, 2010

John T. Dohse (January 30, 2010)

UPDATE: the Dohse visitation and funeral has been moved to Monday morning. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. and the visitation will be one hour before at the Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home.

John T. Dohse peacefully entered his heavenly home at age 84 at 9:55 p.m. on January 30, 2010 with members of his family by his side. John was a devout member all of his life of St. John's Lutheran Church.

"Dobber," as he was known to his close friends, was a lifelong resident of Darke County and a proud World War II veteran. He worked at the Ansonia Lumber Company much of his adult life and once claimed that he had sold the building materials for over half the barns and farm buildings in the county. An avid supporter of Greenville and Ansonia High School sports, he was a fixture at Greenville football games and wrestling matches for the last 40 years.

John is survived by his wife, Elaine, of sixty years. Together they raised five children: Fred (wife Dede) of Aiken, SC; Ted of Orlando, FL; Virginia Kagey (husband Kyle) of Greenville; Mike (wife Linda) of Spartanburg, SC; and Chris of Brooklyn, NY. John was a beloved and revered grandfather to his seven grandchildren, Andy Dohse, Becky (Dohse) McCarthy, Emily (Dohse) Oglesby, Amy (Kagey) Garrison, Molly Kagey, Ben Dohse and Ryan Dohse, and his eleven great grandchildren. John is also survived by two sisters Mary Buxton, Versailles, and Joanne Campbell, San Jose, CA as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Ella (Deubner) Dohse and older brother, Paul.

There will be a service held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in the Ansonia Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 5, 2010 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. There will be a full military service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor at funeral home.

The family is requesting memorial contributions be given to Ansonia American Legion or Greenville City Schools Athletic Department in lieu of flowers. Condolences for the family may be sent to