Dorothea D. Gochnauer, 74, Manheim H.S. grad, Stowaway Storage manager, enjoyed antiques

By on December 13, 2017

Dorothea D. “Dot” Gochnauer, 74, of Landisville passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at UPMC Pinnacle, Lititz.

Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late James S. and Marguerite Donten Ditzler. She was the loving wife of Donald H. Gochnauer (they would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in April); and the late Harry E. Hammer, who died in 1982.

Dot was a 1961 graduate of Manheim High School. In her earlier years, she worked as a manager at Stowaway Storage, Lancaster. Dot also worked part-time at the Manheim Auto Auction. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Manheim. Dot enjoyed antiques, her cats and she loved to spend time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are two children: Neal, husband of Brynn Hammer of Manheim; Brenda, wife of Dennis Gochenaur of Landisville; two stepchildren: Lynn, wife of Randy Neff of Manheim; and Lisa Gochnauer of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother: George Ditzler of Florida; and a sister: Barbara Graybeal of Manheim.

She was preceded in death by two sons: Paul and Carl Hammer; and a daughter: Barbara Hammer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. There will be a viewing from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Dot’s memory to Furever Home Adoption Center, 5984 Main St., East Petersburg, PA 17520.

To send the family online condolences, visit Arrangements by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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