April 22, 1940 - December 20, 2021
Dorothea (Barth) Hesch, 81 of Pickerington, Ohio passed away December 20, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Martin; parents Emil and Elizabeth (Diez) Barth; in-laws Martin and Maria (Hendel) Hesch. Dorothea is survived by her children Christine (Todd) Oehlman, Steven (Johnna) Hesch; her grandchildren Kathryn and Caroline (Justin Fotiuk) Oehlman and Andrew (Andrea Bacho) and Justin Hesch. She is also survived by her family throughout Germany: Eberhard Barth, Sieglinde (Barth) Fünfschilling, Reinhold (Gerta) Barth, Friedliese (Barth) Winter, Martin (Gudrun) Barth, Walter (Giesela) Barth and many nieces and nephews in Central Florida, South Carolina, Kitchner, Canada and throughout Germany. Born in 1940 in Waldshut-Tiengen, West Germany, she came to the U.S. in 1959 to be an au pair. Here she met Martin and they were married in February 1961. Her greatest joy was her family. She loved them with her whole heart. She made the grandkids "Oma noodles", strawberry smoothies, and enjoyed going to breakfast at Panera. She drove them around town for their activities, taught Caroline to sew, made popsicle stick houses with Andrew, enjoyed puzzles and card games. She was an excellent cook and baker. Her sauerbraten and spaetzle and New Year’s kraut knoedel as well as many Christmas cookies will be missed. She was an avid crafter. She taught many to sew and knit at Sears fabric department. She crocheted and knitted for many family and friends, including a personalized blanket for each grandchild. She also knitted premature baby hats and booties for Touching Little Lives. She loved music and sang in the Columbus Sachsenchor as a member of the Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons Branch 10 and the Columbus Damenchor. Church was also very important to her. She was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Columbus and then at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington. She is fondly remembered for being bubbly and always wanting to help out. She was a blessing to every life she touched. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. God receives a very special angel in Dorothea. Visitation will be Monday, December 27th, from 5-7 pm at O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home, 1346 S. High Street, Columbus. Additional visitation will be Tuesday, December 28th, from 10-11 am at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road N., Pickerington. The service will follow at 11 am with the interment at Violet Cemetery, Pickerington. A lite luncheon will follow back at church to share wonderful memories and conversation of Dorothea’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dorothea’s name to Epiphany Lutheran Church. Go to https://www.orwoodyard.com/ for more information.
Dorothea (Barth) Hesch, 81 of Pickerington, Ohio passed away December 20, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Martin; parents Emil and Elizabeth (Diez) Barth; in-laws Martin and Maria (Hendel) Hesch. Dorothea is survived... View Obituary & Service Information
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