Dorothy Ellen (Ludeman) Lanzer

September 25, 1928 ~ March 16, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Dorothy Ellen (Ludeman) Lanzer, 94, of Hamler, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2023.

Dorothy was born September 25, 1928, in Napoleon, Ohio, to Alma S. (Bockelman) and Fred A. Ludeman. She married Herbert H. Lanzer May 16,1948.

She leaves behind two daughters Lynette Haiflich and Marcia Nighswander; one grandson David (Robin) Lanzer; one great-grandson Jackson Lanzer; and one great granddaughter Amelia Lanzer of Huntington Beach, California. Preceding her in death were her husband, Herbert, her parents, sister Lucille (Ludeman) Thomae, and brother Russell Ludeman.

After graduating from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in 1942 and Napoleon High School in 1946, she was employed at the Warncke Insurance Agency until she married and moved to Hamler, Ohio. She retired after 34 years from Campbell Soup Company where she was an Executive Secretary to the V.P. Manufacturing Central.

Dorothy’s life was defined by her commitment and love of her family and her marriage to Herbert. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, sense of humor and her contagious smile.

She is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler. Services will be private.  Memorials in her name may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler, Ohio.  

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