Dorothy Lillian (Enfield) Gerhold

Born: Tue., May 4, 1920
Died: Sat., Mar. 26, 2011


1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Mon., Mar. 28, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Memorial Service

4:30 PM Mon., Mar. 28, 2011

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 Dorothy L. Gerhold

May 4, 1920March 26, 2011



Dorothy Lillian Gerhold, 90, of Mishawaka, formerly of South Bend, died at 2:19 a.m. Saturday morning following a short illness.  Mrs. Gerhold was born May 4, 1920 in Pontiac, MI to the late Herbert F. and Sylvia (Knudsen) Enfield and moved to South Bend after she married her husband Robert H. Gerhold on February 7, 1942.  Bob preceded her in death in 1988 after 46 years of marriage.  Her son, James H. Gerhold, also preceded her in death.  Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Janice Gerhold of Mishawaka and daughter-in-law, Suzanne Gerhold of South Bend.  Mrs. Gerhold was a retired school secretary for the South Bend Community School Corporation, having worked at Brown Elementary School and then LaSalle High School until her retirement in 1975.  Dorothy was an avid gardener, enjoying many hours tending her plants and flowers in the yard.  She also enjoyed needlework, reading and traveling.  A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd.  Cremation will take place with entombment to follow at Riverview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637, Pet Refuge, 2300 W. 6th St., Mishawaka, IN, 46544, or the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the following organizations:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

Humane Society
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

Pet Refuge
4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614

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Jobie Thurin
   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
Jan, you are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss. She is one lucky mom to have you for a daughter! If you need anything, please call me! I would love to get coffee or whatever you like!
Hugs to you!

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