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Dortha Thormann
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012

Dortha Thormann, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, September 2, at the age of 95.

Mrs. Thormann is survived by her daughters Frieda Zacho and husband John of San Angelo and Marilyn Mayerhoff and husband Richard of Rockwall, two sisters Beatrice Reynolds and husband Olen and Mary Reynolds and husband Ruel, and a sister-in-law Chloe Ford all of Lipan, Texas, four grandchildren Rodney Mayerhoff and wife Emily, Rachel Eichstadt and husband Adam, Michael Zacho and wife Jennifer, Amy Anderson and husband Mark and ten great-grandchildren Matthew and Joshua Eichstadt, Anna Beth, Corinne, Lila and Vivian Mayerhoff, Benjamin and Lauren Zacho, Cody Parker and Blake Anderson. Dortha was preceded in death by her husband Rudolf Thormann in 1976.

Dortha was born in Hood County, Texas, on September 18, 1916, to Clyde Ford and Willie Mae Rhodes Ford. On February 8, 1939, she married Rudolf Thormann in Fort Worth. They moved to the western part of Mason County in 1949.

She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Brady and later was a member of Trinity Lutheran in San Angelo. Dortha worked at the school cafeteria and was manager of the cafeteria for a number of years. She was very active with Farm Bureau and with the Grit Community Club. Dortha loved to play dominoes and cards and enjoyed visiting with people in the nursing home.

The last few years Dortha lived in San Angelo where she could be near her daughter. Dortha was a loving person that was full of grit and full of life!

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in the Gooch Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10:30 till 11:30 Wednesday morning at Mason Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers are Rodney Mayerhoff, Michael Zacho, Adam Eichstadt, Mark Anderson, Stanley Toeppich and James Estes. Her great-grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials in her honor may be made to West Texas Rehab in Abilene, The Gooch Cemetery Association or to the Mason Volunteer Fire Department.

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