Dorothy E. Schlegel (1923 — 2020)

Dorothy E. Schlegel, 96, of Montpelier, passed away on Feb. 14, 2020, at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. She was born on May 10, 1923, in Jefferson Township to Glenn D. and Grace E. (Crow) Strayer. Dorothy graduated from Montpelier High School in 1941 and went on to attended International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On March 11, 1949, she married Harold L. Schlegel in Rawson, Ohio, and he preceded her in death in April 1977.

Dorothy was a bookkeeper for many years for the Montpelier Creamery until its closing in 1948 and then worked for Louden Department Store until it also closed in 1974. She then began work as a secretary for Mohawk Tools in Montpelier. Dorothy was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Montpelier, where she was very active in the church community at one time. She was also a lifetime member of the Williams County General Hospital Auxiliary.

Dorothy is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; three brothers, Darrel, Maurice and Rex Strayer; three sisters, Lois Rickner, Theda Galanic and Thelma Reamsnyder.

A visitation for Dorothy will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. A funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or the Montpelier Senior Center. Online condolences may be left at

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