Obituary for George Van Dootingh

George Van Dootingh, 83, of Norwalk, passed away on December 13, 2017, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born on November 24, 1934, in Detroit, MI to the late Nicholas and Elizabeth (Armstrong) Van Dootingh. He was a lifelong resident of Townsend Twp. and was a 1954 graduate of Townsend-Wakeman High School. He was part owner of US 20 Auto Parts and worked there for his entire career. He served on the Western Reserve School Board for 18 years, the Townsend Twp. Volunteer Fire Department for ...
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George Van Dootingh, 83, of Norwalk, passed away on December 13, 2017, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born on November 24, 1934, in Detroit, MI to the late Nicholas and Elizabeth (Armstrong) Van Dootingh. He was a lifelong resident of Townsend Twp. and was a 1954 graduate of Townsend-Wakeman High School. He was part owner of US 20 Auto Parts and worked there for his entire career. He served on the Western Reserve School Board for 18 years, the Townsend Twp. Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years and served as Asst. Chief for six years. George was also a member of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS). He was a member of the Ohio Auto and Truck Wreckers Association and had served as President. George was very active in the Masonic Lodge. He was a 61 year member and Past Master of the East Townsend Masonic Lodge #322, the Wakeman Chapter R.A.M. #177, Deputy Grand Master of the 16th Masonic District for three years, member and Past Patron of the Althea Chapter #438 Order of Eastern Star in Monroeville. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Patsy (Morey) Van Dootingh; his children George (Elaine) Jr., Greg, Gina, Gary, and Brian, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, June Meinen, Elizabeth Elder, Virginia O'Guin, Jackie and John Van Dootingh. Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 pm until the time of services at 7:00 pm at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Services will be conducted by the East Townsend Masonic Lodge and the Northern Ohio FOOLS Chapter. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Ambulance Service.
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Recent Condolence Notes

Sunday, 12/17/2017
Gina so sorry fot your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
- Tom and Diane Forsyth

Friday, 12/15/2017
We are so sorry for your loss Patsy we always enjoyed you and George will be keeping you and your family in our prayers. Star Love. Mary & Claude
- Mary Funk

Gina and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying the memories of good times and laughter help you through this difficult period.
May God's peace and consolation be yours now and always.
- Sally Andrews

Brian & all the Van Dootingh family, we are very saddened to hear this news. As a yee lad growing up as the neighbor kid, I have nothing but fond memories of Mr. Van Dootingh and especially pleasing was his keen sense of wit. I think you all have inherited that and oh what a great legacy to pass on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you even though we won't be able to grieve along side of you in person. God Speed George Van Dootingh, God Speed.
- Kevin & Shelley Mahl

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