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Dolores A. Leistikow
Dolores Ann (Wilson) Leistikow, beloved mother, grandmother, cousin and friend, passed in her home on November 19, 2021, at the age of 90. She was known for her incredible work ethic and hardworking nature. Dolores worked for Oasis-EBCO Manufacturing for more than 40 years and Schottenstein's for 20 years. Not long after she retired from her two full time jobs, Dolores decided retirement was overrated! She became a Red Coat at The Ohio State University and was dedicated to them for nearly 20 years, working her last Ohio State basketball game just days before her passing. Her family, friends, co-workers, and OSU family will miss her very much.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Faye Stebelton Wilson Welch in 2003 and her beloved elder son Jack Douglas Leistikow in 2014.
She leaves behind her younger son, Terry Emerson Leistikow and his wife Jennifer; her daughter-in-law Cathleen Leistikow; her grandchildren Denver Thomas Leistikow, Scot Jacob Leistikow, Andrea Marie Leistikow, Sheridan Nicole Mitchell (Jesse) and Thomas Edward Leistikow (Jana).
Service will be held at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home in Amanda, Ohio on Sunday, November 28. Calling hours will be held from 1:00-4:00PM with a brief service following. Dolores wished to be cremated, therefore interment will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Reynoldsburg Senior Center or the American Legion in Pickerington.
Condolences may be made at www.taylortheller.com.
Dee was such a kind and sweet person that always greeted us with a smile when we entered our section for the basketball games. She is missed by many fans and ushers.
Carole and Randy Bentley Dec 3 2021 3:41 PM
So sorry to here that Dee has died, we spoke at the last Ohio State basketball game. I always enjoyed her company. I will pray for her family.. Barbara McGhee
Barbara McGhee Nov 29 2021 5:01 PM
So sorry to hear - loved talking to Dee at Ohio State games, have known her for years. Will miss her dearly.
Craig Brown Nov 29 2021 12:38 PM
I\'m so sorry to hear about Dolores\' passing but I know she\'s in a better place, with Doug and her Mom now. We spent 23 great years together at Ebco as co-workers and I could always count on her being there, getting the job done, and \"keeping me in line\". She was a wonderful person and employee. After leaving Ebco I, and my children, always made point of finding her at the OSU basketball games to catch up. Dolores will be missed.
Charles Parker Nov 29 2021 9:24 AM
So very sorry for your loss...may God take her to her home
Patricia Lloyd Nov 28 2021 1:46 PM
Dee will be greatly missed. She was a faithful Redcoat. It was always such a pleasure to see her in the Varsity "O" room at football games in Ohio Stadium, and at basketball games in the Schottenstein Center. She always had a warm smile and greeting. In February, she will be honored in a ceremony at the Schottenstein Center with the Varsity "O" Barbie Tootle Buckeye Spirit Award.
Steve Chappelear Nov 27 2021 9:49 AM
Dee was a very special friend. I played euchre with her at Christ the King Womens Euchre Marathon and the Pickerington Senior Center for many years. She always had a positive attitude and that great smile. I enjoyed talking and seeing her at the Schott during Womens Basketball. My prayers and thoughts are with her family at this difficult time,
Shirley Bowler Nov 26 2021 3:04 PM
Dee your going to be missed by so many of your co-workers. So glad I knew you. We had a nice conversation a few days before your passing💖💖
Peggy Halterman Nov 26 2021 2:02 AM
I worked with Dee in the Varsity O room for several years. She was always a delight to work with, and showed me the ropes. Dee would often bring me beat Michigan pins or whoever we were playing that day.She had so many friends, among the staff and members of varsity oh. She will be missed.
Steve Gast Nov 24 2021 12:18 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Dolores Leistikow
Susan Nov 24 2021 11:13 AM