Went into the presence of her Savior on May 27, 2021, at 92 years old, fortified with the Holy Sacraments. She joins her husband John Coleman, her son Jim Coleman, and her siblings Johnny Fischer, Dollie Bischof, and Agnes Madden. Caring and devoted mother also of Joe (Mary), Jack (Angie), Jeff (Nanette), and Jerry (Maureen); loving grandmother of Amy (Dave), Crystal (Derek), Rene, Jackie (Kevin), John, Mark, Adam, Grant, Daniel, Livviya (Brendan), Michaela, Emmett, Gabriel, Matthew, and Jennifer; great-grandma of Alexis, Matthew, Abigail, and William; great-great-grandma of Bentley, Adalynn, and Braxton. Her sister, Josetta Bollasina and her brother Rich (Pat) Fischer survive her.
Dorothy “Dots” Coleman was the fourth of six children born to Josephine Fischer (nee Hummel) and John Aloysius “Ollie” Fischer. Growing up on a farm near Bayless Road, I-55, and Union Roads in near south St. Louis County, she learned the value of money, hard work, family, and good health. An early childhood infection led to a hip deterioration causing lifelong mobility challenges, but she never did complain.
The Lord gifted her with a sweet spirit that prompted acts of kindness and patience toward family, friends, and strangers. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, and baking cookies, and making sure everyone was treated equally. She valued family; rarely missed a family reunion and frequently spoke on the phone with her sisters. “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken” was one of her favorite sayings and helped her to laugh at life’s obstacles and appreciate one’s blessings. Her family remembers her as a kind, genuine, determined, and godly woman.
Dots was both a life-long Affton resident and member of the St. George Catholic Church, now known as St. John Paul II. During the 1970s Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement she came to know the Holy Spirit and to trust Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior. She was active as a member of the Ladies Sodality, the Women’s Prayer Group, and Women’s Aglow. She participated in and organized prayer groups and enjoyed daily encouragement through radio and tape ministries. Dots was a dedicated intercessor who tirelessly prayed for her country, her church, her friends and her family. If a need was made known to her, she took it to her prayer closet. No person was too small nor problem too big to keep her from interceding on their behalf. She will be missed.
Services and Gifts:
Visitation on Friday, June 18 from 4 – 8 pm at Kutis in Affton. 10151 Gravois Rd., Affton, MO 63123.
Eulogies on Saturday, June 19, 8:30 am at Kutis in Affton.
Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 19, 10:00 am at St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Affton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.