Rita D. Dahm

Sep 2, 1937 - Mar 22, 2013

Rita D. Dahm, 75, passed away Friday night, March 22, 2013. Rita was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late January of this year.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1937, in Bellevue, to Walter and Gladys (Roth) Christman.
Rita lived in Sandusky with her husband Wesley Alan Dahm until his passing on Aug. 20, 2011. On June 7, 1966, they become parents of their only child Cheryl Lynn Leech. Throughout Rita’s life she kept in constant contact with her nieces, nephews and extended family by writing letters, sending cards for all occasions and telephone conversations.
Rita and Wesley became residents of Parkvue Health Care Center in April 2011, when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Through assistance of the staff and her daily medicine for the disease, Rita led life to the fullest and had a smile for everyone. She enjoyed participating in daily activities and outings with the many staff members and her resident friends. Her favorite calendar events included going out to eat with the Parkvue group and playing bingo.
Rita is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Kevin) Leech of Mt. Pleasant, S.C; two grandsons, Justin Leech of Sandusky and Joey DiBiaso of Charleston, S.C.; one brother, Walter (Carmen) Christman of Bellevue; two sisters, Barbara (Richard) Griggs of South River, N.J., and Thelma Alber of East Brunswick, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Groff Funeral Home and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at the funeral home. The Pastor Bill Michaels, Chaplain of Parkvue, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615, or to Parkvue Healthcare Center Activities Department, 3800 Boardwalk Blvd., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be made to grofffuneralhomes.com.