Dorothy E. Force, 86

Dorothy E. "Dottie" Force, 86, of Wabash,  died at 2:23 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Defiance County, Ohio to Milton and Wilhelmina (Schroeder) Haase.

Dottie graduated from Sherwood-Delaware High School in Sherwood, Ohio in 1948. She married Wallace B. Force, Jr. in Angola, on Sept. 26, 1959; he died Oct. 19, 2006. She was a homemaker, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member and former officer in Church Women United, all of Wabash. She was a huge Ohio State football and New York Yankees baseball fan.  She loved attending her grandkids sporting events. 

She is survived by her four children, Bill (Deb) Daugherty of Bryan, Ohio, Jana (Mark) Melton of Huntington, Tami (Tim) Lane and Lisa Tyson, both of Wabash; nine grandchildren, David Daugherty of Defiance, Andrea (Greg) Sims of Bryan, Christina (Aaron Krugman) Melton of Louisville, Ky., Wendy Lane of Middlebury, Jennifer Lane of LaFontaine, Gregory (Kamy) Lane of Noblesville, Megan (Craig) Sheely of LaFontaine, Dawn Webb of Wabash, and Jonathon (Meghan) Tyson of Winter Haven, Fla.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, with Dr. Kent Young officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Ney, Ohio. Friends may call 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Trinity Lutheran Church of Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Dottie may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Oct 28