Date of Death: August 18, 2020

Service Details

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Lane officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  

Obituary Notice

Louise (nee: Hammond) Dolph, age 83, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Birch Meadows Adult Foster Care. Louise was born Feb. 21, 1937 in South Haven the daughter of Lyle Almond and Minnie (Smith) Hammond.

Louise was a longtime teacher at Constantine Schools for twenty years and was also a member of the Michigan Retired Teachers Association. In her spare time, Louise volunteered for the Three Rivers Hospital for twenty years and was a long-standing member of the Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene.

She was survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Gard Stephen Dolph, whom she married in Three Rivers on June 8, 1958; sons, Blair (Marie) and Bruce Dolph; grandchildren, Caroline (Tracy) and Sean; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Caleb, Zachary and Madalynn.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold, and sister, Ruth.

Additional Information

Memorial donations in Louise’s memory may be made to Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene or the St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund. Envelopes are available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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15 Comments

  1. Continued Sympathies on the passing of our father’s first cousin, Louise. We have been able to bring up and copy the obit of her life, and legacy. May the memories and service she gave to your community enrich those in your family.
    Sorry these comments are so late, a new computer and operating system has had us overwhelmed. We send our love,
    Karoleen and Thomas W. Wood – son and daughter in law of Wane A. Wood

  2. Dear Gard and Sons, We are so sorry for your loss of Louise. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
    Buck & Marlene Roberts

  3. Gard and family….I so loved your wife and mother. We taught next to each other for 4 years…she was my big sister.. showed me the ins and out of teaching and Constantine. We have kept in touch since 1973…I know she will be missed by all of you. Sending my love prayers. Ranae Erickson….

  4. Gard, saddened by this news and pray that you and your family will be lifted up to bear this time of sorrow. I still remember the time back in the 50’s when my mother and I were walking down Portage Avenue after a snow storm. A dog started to bark and menace us just as you were nearby. You threw a snowball at the dog and he ran off. We greatly appreciated your intervention. — Charles “Butch” Lott, McKinney, TX

  5. I didn’t know her well, but from what I did know, she was a sweet, intelligent, caring woman. I’m very sorry for Gard, Blair, Bruce, and all her family. I hope your loving memories of her bring you some comfort in these difficult days.

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