Dorthy Marie Trisel
Dorthy Marie Trisel

ROCKFORD, Ohio — Dorthy Marie Trisel, 94, formerly of Van Wert and Mendon, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at The Laurels of Shane Hill of Rockford.

She was born March 19, 1920, in Ohio City, to the late Stella Heneretta (Smith) and Lewis J. Agler.

Her husband, Arthur P. “Budd” Trisel, preceded her in death. They were married June 17, 1939.


Survivors include a daughter: Judy Hone of Portland, Indiana; sons: Jan “Jake” (Lisa) Trisel of Van Wert and Gary (Pam) Trisel of Mendon; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandson; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; five brothers: Paul R., Kenneth, Clifford Marcell, Rex Eugene, and Pete J. Agler, and two sisters: Treva L. Fowler and Agatha Eileen Soule.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Sharp Canning Company in Rockford and as a cook at Mendon Union School. She was a member of the Mendon Church of God, a 1938 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School where she was on the basketball team, and a member of the Civics Club in Mendon.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Mendon Church of God. Pastor Dean Bruce will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 2 - 8 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Forward expressions of sympathy to www.cowanfuneralhome.com.