Date of Death: August 18, 2020
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.
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.
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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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
Dear Dolph Family,
The Bippus family is very sorry for your loss. You all have been life long friends and we are thinking of you at this time. God Bless you!
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
Grad and family,
I will miss my lunch visits with Louise. She was a loyal friend.
May God’s promises comfort you all in the days ahead.
I am so sorry for your loss Gard and boys
Louise was such a kind quiet lovely lady
She will be missed. Prayers!
Fred and I send our sympathy and love to all of you. As a fellow Falcon and Nazarene, we were twice-blessed to call Louise our friend. May you feel the arms of God holding you close.
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….
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
I knew Mrs Dolph as my teacher in elementary school in a Constantine. She was a special lady.
Sorry to hear about Louise. I’m thinking and praying for you and Louise. Take care, Gard; its a long life. Dennis Houghtaling
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.
Gard and family, please accept our most sincere condolences.
So glad I had a chance to know her these past couple years. I admired Louise’s quiet strength.
She was well loved and will be sorely missed.
She will be missed greatly!
We, Chuck and I are so sorry for your loss 🦋