Monday, July 7th, 2014
Dorthy Marie Trisel, 94, formerly of Van Wert and Mendon, died at 3:30 a.m. July 6, 2014, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born March 19, 1920, in Ohio City, to Lewis J. and Stella Heneretta Smith Agler. On June 17, 1939, she married Arthur P. "Budd" Trisel, who died July 22, 1986.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Hone, Portland, Ind.; two sons, Jan "Jake" (Lisa) Trisel, Van Wert, and Gary (Pam) Trisel, Mendon; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five brothers, Paul R., Kenneth, Clifford Marcell, Rex Eugene and Pete J. Agler; two sisters, Treva L. Fowler and Agatha Eileen Soule; one grandson; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
She was a homemaker, who had worked at Sharp Canning Company, Rockford, and as a cook at the former Mendon Union School. She was a 1938 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School, where she had played on the basketball team. She was a member of Mendon Church of God and the Mendon Civics Club.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Dean Bruce officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.cowanfuneralhome.com.