Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Dorothy Ellen Zehr[1]

Female 1930 - 2009  (79 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Ellen Zehr 
    Born 23 Mar 1930  [2
    Gender Female 
    Name Dorothy Ellen Bechtel 
    Name Dorothy Ellen Lichty 
    Name Dorothy Ellen Worden 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-146864 
    Died 14 Apr 2009  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Rushes Cemetery, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I146864  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Emmanuel B. Zehr,   b. 26 Nov 1893, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1968, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Emma Brenneman,   b. 13 Feb 1895, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1979, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1915 
    Family ID F57263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Dilman Worden,   b. 12 Jun 1923,   d. 11 Oct 1994, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F41224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Orval David Lichty,   b. 4 Dec 1925, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1975, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Richard James Lichty,   b. 22 Feb 1951,   d. 1998  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F57972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 H. Lester "Lester" Bechtel,   b. 9 Feb 1929,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1997 
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F46568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DOROTHY E. BECHTEL Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Mary's General Hospital on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Beloved wife of Lester Bechtel; the late John Worden (1994); and the late Orval Lichty (1975). Loving mother of the late Richard Lichty (1998) and his wife Mary, Phyllis Jantzi and her husband Wayne, Steve Lichty, Sandy Winfield and her husband Bruce, Mark Lichty, and Roger Lichty and his wife Jennifer Meade. She will be deeply missed by Cindy Lichty, Cate Falconer Lichty, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also remembered by the Worden family, Linda Mitrevics, Rae and Patti Worden, Lois Gascho, their children, and the Bechtel family. Dear sister of Edward and Laurene Zehr; and sister-in-law, of Helena Zehr, Emily Zehr, Elsie Lebold, and Mary McKay. Predeceased by siblings, Austin Zehr (2008), Elizabeth Zehr (2009) and husbands, Eldon Wagler and Amos Zehr, Elmer Zehr (2009) and wife Violet, Ada Yantzi (2006) and husband Oliver. Dorothy was a former member and Chair of the Board of Governors of Conrad Grebel University College, a former member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of Conestoga College, a former Municipal Councillor in Wellesley Township, and a life member of Stratford General Hospital Auxilliary. She was also an active contributor to numerous horticultural, community, and church organizations. Friends are invited to share their memories of Dorothy with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 2-4 and 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. A family graveside service will be held prior to the Funeral Service, which will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wilmer Martin officiating. A reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences for the family and donations to Conrad Grebel University College or St. Mary's General Hospital Cardiac Care may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Dorothy, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.


      Waterloo Region Record 16 Apr 2009

  • Sources 
    1. [S241] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Rushes CC#4536 Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
      Worden/ Dorothy E. Zehr/ Beloved wife of/ Orval D. Lichty/ And John D. Worden/ In loving remembrance [Back] Lichty/ Worden

    2. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      BECHTEL/ H. Lester/ 1929- / Alma M. BAST/ [wedding rings/ 1954/ 1932-1994/ Dorothy E. ZEHR/ [wedding rings] 1997/ 1930-2009/ Christ is our hope/[back] B/ Family/ Bruce, Cheryl, Debbie, Peter/ Foster family/

    3. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Obituary of Dorothy Eileen Zehr - 16 Apr 2009.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 2009 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rushes Cemetery, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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