Dorothy M. Oeding, 91, of Ferdinand, died Wednesday (January 8) at her home. She was born in Jasper March 18, 1922, to Henry J. and Eleanora M. (Lechner) Stenftenagel. She married Emil J. Oeding May 22, 1945, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died February 24, 1990.
Dorothy was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, St. Anne’s Sodality, Ferdinand Extension Homemakers Club, Ferdinand American Legion Auxiliary, and Tri-County YMCA. She was a Gold Star Mother.
Surviving are seven daughters, Diane Rasche and husband Robert Jr., Judy Brockman and husband Paul, Debbie Weyer and husband Alan, Sue Lange and husband Glenn, and Tammy Miller and husband Patrick, all of Ferdinand, Shirley Oeding, Louisville, and Jane Curtis and husband Stuart, Santa Claus; four sons, Dave “Petsy” Oeding, Mark Oeding, and Gary Oeding and wife Jane, all of Ferdinand, and Tony Oeding and wife Tina, Fishers; six sisters, Caroline Mehringer and husband Victor, Ruth Ann Beck, Mary Schitter and husband Kenneth, Anna Mae Hopf and husband Alfred and Patty Mathies and husband Delbert, all of Jasper, and Lucille Recker, Ferdinand; three brothers, Lucas Stenftenagel, Joe Stenftenagel and wife Martha and Richard Stenftenagel and wife Helen, all of Jasper; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Jackie Uebelhor of St. Henry.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Dennis L. Oeding, one daughter, Gloria M. Lange, one brother, Felix “Jim” Stenftenagel, and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 7 -9:30 a.m. Friday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life, St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, or the Dubois County Humane Society.