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Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN

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Dorothy Schlatter

September 24, 1920June 18, 2020
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Dorothy (Pifer) Schlatter, 99, of Fort Wayne, went to her Eternal Home on June 18, 2020. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Vern and Ethel (Preston) Pifer; and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. She was a graduate of South Side High School, and worked for 10 years at Kroger. She married Bill Schlatter, on October 17, 1948, who also preceded her in death in 2002, after more than 54 years of marriage. Dorothy was a dedicated wife and homemaker, and a loving mother and grandmother. She had a steadfast faith and a servant's heart, volunteering behind the scenes at church, and quietly performing various acts of kindness for her friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Karlene (David) Kompara, of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Nick (Nichole) Kompara, Matt (Bri) Kompara, and Laura (Jeff) Zenger; and great-grandchildren, Tatum, Charlie, and Walker. She was also preceded in death by her son, Darrell Schlatter; and sisters, Gwendlyn Pifer, and Thelma Pifer.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery, Harlan. Memorial donations may be given to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne.

  • DONATIONS

  • Shriner's Children's Hospital
  • Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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  • Final Resting Place

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Ed Skevington

June 29, 2020

Karlene,
My sincere sympathy upon the passing of your Mother.
I last saw Dorothy at St. Annes a few years ago, as sharp and bright and happy as ever! I was so glad that our Mothers had a chance to connect again at St. Annes.
And what fond memories growing up next to the Schlatters! I'll never forget all of you.
Ed Skevington

Clare Skevington

June 28, 2020

Karlene,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She and your dad were wonderful neighbors all those years on Cornell. I so enjoyed seeing her again when she moved to St. Anne's. May her memories bring you much peace.
Clare Skevington

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Biography

Dorothy (Pifer) Schlatter, 99, of Fort Wayne, went to her Eternal Home on June 18, 2020. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Vern and Ethel (Preston) Pifer; and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. She was a graduate of South Side High School, and worked for 10 years at Kroger. She married Bill Schlatter, on October 17, 1948, who also preceded her in death in 2002, after more than 54 years of marriage. Dorothy was a dedicated wife and homemaker, and a loving mother and grandmother. She had a steadfast faith and a servant's heart, volunteering behind the scenes at church, and quietly performing various acts of kindness for her friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Karlene (David) Kompara, of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Nick (Nichole) Kompara, Matt (Bri) Kompara, and Laura (Jeff) Zenger; and great-grandchildren, Tatum, Charlie, and Walker. She was also preceded in death by her son, Darrell Schlatter; and sisters, Gwendlyn Pifer, and Thelma Pifer.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery, Harlan. Memorial donations may be given to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne.