Dorothy Mae Sistek

November 13, 1921 ‒ April 24, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Dorothy M. Sistek went to be with the Lord Monday, April 24, 2017 in Mansfield Memorial Homes surrounded by her family. She was 95.

She was born November 13, 1921 to parents Lawrence & Loa (Weatherby) Stambaugh in Mansfield. After Dorothy graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, she graduated from the Moody Bible Institute with the class of 1945. Shortly after graduating she met William Sistek and the pair soon married on February 3, 1945 and they spent 49 years together until he passed away in 1994.

Dorothy and William owned and operated Sistek Floral for 50 plus years until retiring in 1976. They were also Charter Members of Berean Baptist Church, where Dorothy formerly taught Sunday School, and took part in the Ladies Group. In spare time, she took pleasure in knitting, crocheting, and was an excellent seamstress. But above all, Dorothy cherished spending time with her family and will be greatly missed by everyone.

She is survived by her children David (Jean) Sistek and Mark Sistek; grandchildren Kathi (Bobby) Mounts, Melissa (Kevin) Fidler, Jonathan Sistek, and Lauren Sistek; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends Denny and Katy Pfalor.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; great grandson Wyatt James Mounts; siblings Lewis Stambaugh, Ruth Shirkey, and Richard Stambaugh.

The Sistek family will receive friends Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10- 11 a.m. in the Berean Baptist Church Chapel, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Berry will officiate with burial to follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in Dorothy’s memory to the Moody Bible Institute may be made at the visitation.

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  • Heaven is rejoicing in Dorothy’s homecoming! “Safe in the arms of Jesus”. My sympathies to her great family.

  • Sincere condolences on Dorothy’s passing. We enjoyed time spent with her during our water walking class and have missed her being with us. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • My deepest sympathy, to her family. She is free of all confusion and is resting in God loving arms.
    I missed her so at Winchester but, knew her family had her well taken care of.

  • I will miss being able to visit Aunt Dorothy when in Mansfield. Sincere condolences.

  • What a treasure your mom has been in my life as well as countless others. You were truly blessed to have such a godly mother. Your folks, as well as the Hills, were the first people to take us under their wings at Berean. She will be missed. But what a glorious reunion we will have. You are in my thoughts and prayers.