Dorothy A. Kiefer

Died: Fri., May 25, 2012


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 29, 2012
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Prayer Service

7:00 PM Tue., May 29, 2012
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., May 30, 2012
Location: St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church

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Dorothy A. Kiefer, age 81, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Helena, Ohio on March 23, 1931 the daughter of Stanley and Angela (Zabiciel) Maciejewski.
Dorothy was a 1949 graduate of Libbey High School and had worked as a secretary for 37 years at Chrysler Jeep, retiring in 1988. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. Dorothy loved festivals and Polish dancing. Her memberships included The International Music Assoc., Toledo Area Polka Society and the former Eagles Aerie #197.
     Dorothy cherished the time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoyed watching them participcate in their school activities and sports. Dorothy was also passionate about polka dancing and summer festivals. She always looked forward to attending dances with her sister and friends.
     Dorothy is survived by her son David (JoAnn) Kiefer; daughter Debra (Roland) Gallardo; grandchildren, Jeff (Bonnie) Harrell, Matthew (Amanda) Kiefer, Jennifer Kiefer (Mathew Southwell) and Taylor Gallardo; great-grandchildren Samantha Kiefer and Andrew Kiefer; brother, Chester Maciejewski; sister, Eleanor Villarreal and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ted Maciejewski; sisters, Helen Horanko and Virginia Wasielewski and by her special friend Casey Knapik.
     Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Although she was short in stature she had a strong will and spirit. Over the last 19 months she fought long and hard to overcome the odds that were against her and maintain her independence. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.
     The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care and support over the last several weeks.
     Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. on Tuesday from 2 to 8pm. with a Scripture Service at 7pm. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 with prayers in the Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church at 10am. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
     The family suggests donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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