Betty Ann Dahlke

December 11, 1932 - September 6, 2020
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Theodore L. Dahlke
Theodore L. Dahlke
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LIMA — Betty Ann Dahlke, age 87 of Lima, went to her heavenly home with Jesus at 6:05am on Sunday September 6, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 11, 1932 in Delphos, Ohio to William Hartman and Dorothy (Himmeger) Hartman, whom preceded her in death. She married her loving husband of 68 years, Theodore Vernon Dahlke (deceased) on July 1, 1950.
Betty Dahlke attended Central High School, until 16 years old. It took one dance at the YMCA for Ted Dahlke to convince a feisty, strong willed, independent Betty that he was the one for her. In her own words (diary-2.22.1949), “the most wonderful fellow I’ve ever met, simply super. I love him.” Betty married her Navy sweetheart in Yuma, Arizona in 1950. They moved to San Diego, California on the Naval base. Ted left to fight in the Korean War, while Betty cared for their first-born Debbie. Soon after, they moved back to Lima, Ohio in where they had two more kids, Kim and Ted. Betty was the matriarch of the family. She was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, and continuous prayer warrior. Betty was an honorable woman, who continually taught us to keep our faith and trust in God, and her favorite line “get over it”. She didn’t have it easy in life, and overcame many difficult challenges. She always pushed through. We will miss her laugh, sarcasm, stubbornness, kindness, finding the brightness in every situation, guidance, wisdom, master card skills, dancing (jitterbug), no judgement, and unconditional love at all times. Her favorite passage is Psalm 91.
Her legacy and service towards the Lord will continue through her survivors. For this is her prayer. This includes her children: Kimberly (Jim) Lawrence of Harrod and Theodore (Carolyn) Dahlke of Lima. Her oldest daughter, Debra K. Joseph-Budde, deceased. She has 7 grandchildren, Heidi (James) Hartz of Toledo; Dawn (Jamie) Thomas of Georgia; Joshua (Erin) Joseph of St. Mary’s; Theodore Dahlke of Findlay; Katie (Travis) Neal of St. Mary’s; Claire (Alex) Ciminillo of Lima; Levi Dahlke of Celina; she has 8 great grandchildren whom she adored. Madelyn and Malachi Hartz of Toledo; Tyler Hartz of South Bend, Indiana. Wyatt and Macy Thomas of Georgia; Kaden and Ezra Neal of St. Mary’s; Tavi Joseph of St. Mary’s. She is survived by her brother William Hartman of Cincinnati, Ohio and sister Shirley Goodman of Lima, Ohio. Her sister, Nancy Schindler and brothers Nick Mumma and Paul Hartman are all deceased.
The family will have a private service at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Doneta Warren officiating. In honor of our mother and grandmother, the family requests that you please share a memory of Betty Dahlke, online at BayliffAndSon.com. Family requests any donations be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 234, Lima, Ohio 45802.
Please take the wisdom of Betty Dahlke in dealing with life’s curve balls, The Lord is my shepherd and pull up your boots and keep walking.

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Born: December 11, 1932
September 8, 2020
Always a sweetie aunt. Always made me feel special and loved
Died: September 6, 2020

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Bonnie McNamara posted on 10/11/20

Betty was one of my favorite patients. I always admired her sense of humor and her positive attitude. She had great strengths and overcame a lot in her life, but was still very loving. She was obviously a wonderful mother and grandmother who leaves a legacy of children and grandchildren to be proud of. She will be greatly missed. (PS- Heidi, I think I have you and Betty to thank for the cute mug and travel mug that you sent me, they were a wonderful gift! 😄)


Theodore L. Dahlke posted on 9/10/20

In memory of Betty Ann Dahlke, Theodore L. Dahlke lit a candle


Theodore L. Dahlke posted on 9/10/20

Thanks for the memories shared about my mom, they have brought back good memories to me also. She will be missed but this is a day to celebrate because she has ran the race on this earth as Christ set before her. She now has entered her eternal life with Jesus, just waiting for us all to accomplish the same. She would want all to read Romans 3:23, 6:23 & 10:9 & 10 known as the Roman road to Jesus. Thank you all again Ted Dahlke son of Betty & Ted Dahlke.


Dave and Kathy Kuhn posted on 9/10/20

What a wonderful couple, Ted and Betty were wonderful neighbors, we laughed and we cried.Loved talking to the both of them, loved sharing the Lord with the two of them. They have been missed since Ted passed and Betty moved, but we know we will see them in heaven again. God bless the family.Dave and Kathy Kluhn


Barbara Duval posted on 9/10/20

When I was in first grade, my family was blessed with our new neighbors, the Dahlke family! Two little girls, Debbie and Kim and then new baby Ted, Jr. What a gift that was to my family! My sister, Jan and I spent so many many hours playing and growing with Debbie and Kim. Their parents, Betty and Ted became extra"parents" to us as our parents loved them as well. Always living strong values of faith and family, Betty treated Jan and I like her own! Many trips to Lake Amanda, sleepovers, backyard picnics and camping and the wonderful fun of childhood. As we grew up and became adults ourselves, occasional visits with Betty as she and Ted enjoyed the blessings of their grandchildren, it was always so great to catch up. The Dahlke family was such an important part of my growing up. Betty was truly one of God's children, a woman of love, faith and joy in the Lord. I hold her dear in my heart and will pray in gratitude for knowing this wonderful family.


Lisa Lowry posted on 9/9/20

Ted, Carolyn & family So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our deepest condolences. Greg & Lisa Lowry


Rhonda Mattiuzzo posted on 9/9/20

Being with Aunt Betty was SO fun... sitting beside her on a porch swing, at the player piano, or around the table... you knew you were loved! Camping at Fort Amanda and a vacation to Washington, DC were great adventures I got to share with the whole family. But maybe the most impactful was seeing her life be reconciled to Jesus! A real joy & excited love for Jesus! It made me curious, open for a life change of my own! I am forever grateful!


Herbert Lanker posted on 9/9/20

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Betty. We know where she and Ted are. We were their next door neighbors for over 25 years. They were wonderful neighbors and friends. We spent many a time visiting and talking on their patio and living room about the "good old days". Herb.& Lynn Lanker


Barb and Gary Williams posted on 9/9/20

Kim, I remember all the fun times we had in brownies with our moms. She will be missed she was always such a sweet and happy person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Pee wee posted on 9/9/20

Dear. Aunt. Betty you was a great lady we had good times togeather years ago. Evertime i see you you always smile god bless you. R. I. P. Love you always. Pee Wee


Lisa Williams posted on 9/8/20

So many memories.... I use to think my mom and Betty were sisters when I was young, they were always together! And never ran out of stuff to talk about!, then wk ends and cards till 4 am, lol, but most of all was her Faith, she and Ted gave me a beautiful Dakes Bible when I turned 18, many times we have prayed together, and also lots of laughs, camping , and flowers , oh my goodness Betty and Mom talked about flowers endlessly, trading starts and seeds! Thank you Jesus that I was blessed to have known her! I loved the bond of friendship that she and my mom had .Mom is happy for her now that she is reunited with Ted, and my Dads up there also, I’m sure it’s a big reunion! I loved Betty... mom says she’ll be coming soon too!Betty was her best friend ever and it’s been really hard with Covid not being able to visit her.... God Bless you all


Linda Hooks posted on 9/8/20

In memory of Betty Ann Dahlke, Linda Hooks lit a candle


Sherry Burns Boyd posted on 9/8/20

In memory of Betty Ann Dahlke, Sherry Burns Boyd lit a candle


Sherry Burns Boyd posted on 9/8/20

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I never had the honor of meeting her but she sounds like an amazing woman. God continue to bless all of you.