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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Wednesday February 16th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Thursday February 17th, 2022

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Dorothy Mae (Swartz) Gillen

Dorothy Mae Gillen, age 89 of Swanton, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 12th 2022. Dorothy was born on May 15, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio to Leonard Swartz and Edith Pipken.

Dorothy was married to Donald Gillen and together they raised 7 children. She was a homemaker, having a passion for knitting and sewing, with a sweet tooth for ice cream. She had a love for animals and a green thumb for gardening. Dorothy and her husband Donald enjoyed vacationing in Lovells Michigan. She was a parishioner of Saint Richards Catholic Church, Swanton.

 Dorothy is survived by her loving children; David(Lois) Gillen, Rebecca(Philip) Marvin, Regina(Craig) Stambaugh, Michael(Kim) Gillen, Joyce(Steve) Begley, Peter(Lori) Gillen. 17 Grandchildren, and many Great Grandchildren. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, and son Stephen.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 16th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, with Fr. Eric Culler presiding.  Interment will follow at St. Richard’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to all
Love chick and patti

Chick and patti Feb 16 2022 12:31 PM

We are so sorry about your mom. I lost mine in Sept. I miss you. Zoey misses you. Debbie,Greg and zoey

Debbie Flood Feb 16 2022 12:16 PM

Becky I'm so sorry about your Mom's death. I enjoyed the video. I miss you.

paula streeter Feb 16 2022 10:36 AM

I hope you find comfort in the memories and celebration of her life. May she rest in peace.

Jan Gillen Grose Feb 14 2022 10:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Gillen

Jean Brodbeck Rahm Feb 13 2022 8:44 PM

Dorothy, my mother, loved dogs so much, carried a small bag of dog treats in her purse to give to dogs she met.

Joyce Begley Feb 13 2022 6:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Gillen

Pip Smith Feb 12 2022 9:11 PM