Dorean M. Degg

November 15, 1932 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Dorean M. (Clark) Degg

Dorean passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at age 90 at Hospice of NW Ohio with her family by her side.  She was born in Toledo on November 15, 1932, the youngest child of Earl and Doris Clark.

Dorean grew up in Point Place and graduated from Waite High School in 1949. She met the love of her life, Frank Degg and they were married on October 18, 1952.  Dorean had a great passion for sailing. She would do anything to be on the water. She sailed with Jolly Rogers Sailing Club and truly loved every minute. In her stories, she would say” Sailing is where I felt most at peace”.

As she grew older, her newfound passion became “giving”. She gave of herself to others in so many ways. She dedicated her life, first to her beloved family and second to her church. St. John The Baptist Catholic Church and the Lord always held her unwavering devotion. She spearheaded the funeral luncheon ministry, spent many Sundays’ singing beautiful hymns in the choir, she was involved in multiple ministries and festival committees for many years. She was always there to lend a hand. Dorean was a Past President of the PTA at St. Johns and was an avid golfer and bowler.

Dorean had worked as a timekeeper for 25 years at Dura, where she served as treasurer for the UAW, all while raising her four children in their Point Place home.

She was the most beautifully created wife, Mom and Grandma. No one could ever replace her warm, kind, loving spirit. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for anyone. Each holiday, picnic or family gathering she always ensured everything was perfect in every way. She spent hours, days and sometimes weeks preparing food, baking cookies and making each of us special little gifts. She is loved immensely and will be greatly missed.

Dorean is survived by her children; Flo (Rick) Hoyt, Earl (Lori) & Todd (Naoma), her loving grandchildren; Holly, Josiah, Adam, Lindsey, Ashley, Serena and Derek as well as her 15 great-grandchildren, adoring nieces, nephews, cousins, loved in-laws and countless others. And we certainly could not forget her sweet, beloved dog Pepper, who will miss her very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Doris (Robert) Francis and Earl Clark, brothers Earl and Dick Beloved husband; Frank G. Degg Jr., and son Frank G. Degg III.

Please join the family in celebrating her life.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 North Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH. 43615.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church   5153 N. Summit St. Toledo, Ohio 43611

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. John The Baptist Catholic Church.

Gram, go find your sail~ Where the sunrise meets the ocean, there you will find true peace and  joy.

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September 20, 2023

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home
2426 N. Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43615

Mass of Christian Burial
September 21, 2023

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
5153 Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43611


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