Dorothy Mae (Neidigh) Wysong

January 11th

Dorothy Mae (Neidigh) Wysong

September 17, 1932 – January 11, 2014


SYRACUSE – Dorothy (Dot) Mae (Neidigh) Wysong, 81, of Syracuse died Saturday morning of natural causes while at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. She was born September 17, 1932, to Ralph A and Mary White Neidigh in Martinsville, Indiana. She married Richard M Wysong on June 5, 1954. She is survived by her husband Dick, three children, David (Theresa) Wysong of Bremen, Julie (Carl) Schrock of Syracuse, and Andrew (Jennifer) Wysong of Nappanee; six grandchildren, Lance (Kelsey), Melanie (Clarke Kauffman), and Tanya Schrock, Sarah, Sydney and Jack Wysong, and her sisters Marcia McLauchlin of Sturgis, Michigan, and Nita Jo Bell of The Villages, Florida.

Dot was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Eastlund Funeral Home of Syracuse is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call from 3 to 5 pm and 6 to 8 pm Monday, January 13, 2014, at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Syracuse. The funeral will also be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 10 am with viewing before from 9 to 10 am. Reverend Ed Beedle will officiate.

Dot was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church for thirty-five years where she faithfully worked in the nursery, was a member of the Samarian Circle, served funeral dinners and was a lay leader. She volunteered at Teen Parents Succeeding (TPS) for fifteen years. In 2009 her dedication was recognized with Michiana’s 55 Plus Volunteer Award. “Dot uses her experience as a mother, grandmother and retired nurse to nurture, to impart wisdom, and to care for children…Her devotion to helping others has helped improve the lives of countless teen-parents and their children and through them has touched the entire community.” Her outstanding service to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation was rewarded with the Heart of Gold Award in 2008 for extraordinary acts of service and kindness to others. Dot received her education and training from Georgia Baptist Nursing School (Atlanta, GA) and began her career as a registered nurse. She was the nurse at Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN) in the mid 1970’s and later worked with Dr. Jack Clark in Syracuse for seventeen years. Dot was a member of the Junior Mother’s Club and an avid and talented quilter. She leaves a devoted and loving family as her legacy.

Memorials may be sent to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1413 N Long Dr, Syracuse, IN 46567 or Teen Parents Succeeding, 604 S Poplar Dr, Syracuse, IN 46567.

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