Dorothy Frances (Schreiner) Kummerer

December 11, 1930 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 90)


Dorothy Frances Kummerer, 90, of Tiffin, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born on December 11, 1930, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Urban L. and Lucille H. (Smith) Schreiner.  On May 30, 1953 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, she married John H. Kummerer, Sr. and he preceded her in death on October 27, 2006.

Survivors include her five sons, and their families; LTC John H. (Susan) Kummerer, Jr, USA Ret. of Estero, FL and their children, Kelly & Frank, Frankie and Gunnar Cilibrasi of Pompton Plains, NJ and Joshua & Gabriella Kummerer of West Chester, PA; Dennis (Joan) Kummerer of Findlay, OH and their children, Andrew & Natalie, Urban and Lucille Kummerer of Findlay OH, Maj. Michael & Nancy Kummerer of Accra, Ghana, Africa and Maj. Patrick & Wendy, Lillian and Rosalie Kummerer of Waialua HI; Rev. Timothy Kummerer of New Riegel, OH; Kevin (Irene) Kummerer of Statham, GA and his daughter, Gemma Kummerer of Athens, GA; Edward (Joy) Kummerer of Findlay, OH and Tanna Kummerer of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Rachel & Matt Dolley of Arlington, VA, Liza Kummerer and Josh, Emma and Mora Wells of Beavercreek, OH and Jonathan Kummerer and Todd Cole of Alexandria, VA.; sister-in-law, Rita Schank; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert (Evelyn) Schreiner.

Dorothy was a 1948 graduate of Tiffin Calvert High School and in her early years worked in the Circulation Department at the Advertiser-Tribune.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she attended Mass daily and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, served on the Vocations Committee, sang in the funeral choir and volunteered for many other parish activities including outreach to those in need.  Dorothy was also a member of Tiffin Right to Life. 

She lived her whole life in the shadow of St Joseph Church, never having moved out of the neighborhood that she loved.  Her life was marked by her faith in God, service to her church, and undying love for her family.

She was a role model of service to family and neighbors.  She enjoyed life-long relationships with childhood friends and school classmates.  She loved family gatherings with Schreiners, Smiths, Kummerers, Schanks, Reiters, Beards.  She loved being “Aunt Dot” to her many nieces and nephews and she especially loved being “Oma” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was humble in her own accomplishments and taught that humility to her son’s and grandchildren in their successes.  She faithfully attended school and sporting events, encouraging her children and grandchildren to do their best.  She was a great cook, baker, and candy-maker, and found joy in feeding others and sharing generously.

She was a caregiver to her parents and her husband, and was grateful for the care shown her by Carol Siebenaller, Barb Weinandy and the staff at Good Shepherd Assisted Living, Fostoria.

Her Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with her son, Rev. Timothy Kummerer and Rev. Joseph Szybka con-celebrating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  The Mass will be livestreamed at

There will be a masked visitation from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the Mass on Friday at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Calvert Catholic School or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

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April 30, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
36 Melmore Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Funeral Mass
April 30, 2021

1:00 PM
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