Dorothy Ann Coressel, 89, Defiance, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance, Ohio, with her loving family by her side.

She was born July 4, 1930, to Bernard and Lucille (Reed) Gutman. On June 24, 1950, Dorothy married Albert Coressel, who preceded her in death in 2016. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance, as well as VFW Post 3360. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, bingo, cards, camping and spending time with her family that was so very dear to her.

Dorothy is survived by her adoring children, Albert Michael (Linda) Coressel, Steven (Cindy) Coressel, Kenny Coressel, Nancy Gray and Tom Coressel, all of Defiance, and Barb (Robert) Bentley of Bryan; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert L. Coressel; son, Don Coressel; daughter, Mary Jane Schroeder; sisters, Marion “Did” Mekus, Margaret “Peg” and Patricia Morgan; and brothers, Robert and Richard Gutman.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, July 9, 2019, at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, with a vigil service at 4 p.m. Additional visitation will be for one hour prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. at the church. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Father Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be given at

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