Dorothea Auguste Taschner

  • Born: September 19, 1928
  • Died: August 20, 2012
  • Location: Plano, Texas

Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery

13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Tel. (972) 238-7111

Tribute & Message From The Family

Taschner, Dorothea Auguste was born on September 19, 1928 in Berlin, Germany and passed away on August 20, 2012 in Plano, TX with her daughter, Barbara Davies and her son, Helmut Taschner by her side. As a wife, mother, friend, she was a person with many occupations: youngest Red Cross Nurse in World War II, Kindergarten teacher, Pediatric Nurse, Breakfast Mgr at Burger King, Volunteer at the Plano Hospitals and of course her favorite sport of Table Tennis.She enjoyed table tennis most of her life and was well known here in the United States as well as in Europe. She has participated in many of Senior Olympic Games for several years but was active in the Table Tennis Circuit with her daughter, Barbara, for decades prior the Senior Olympics.Those of you who knew her will remember her uplifting spirit and knew her as Omi (grandma in German). She is survived by her son Helmut Taschner Sr. and wife Pauline, daughter Barbara Davies, grandchildren and spouses: Helmut Taschner Jr. and wife Karla, Kristina Knous and husband Eric, and Erika Copeland and husband Aaron. She is also survived by one great-grandchild, Noel Taschner. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Restland Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012, at 12:30 PM in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dorothea was a bright, cheerful, optimistic friend, first to my mother and by extension to me. Her heart included us all and her experiences and wisdom was shared graciously. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Carol J. Levy - Richardson, TX - Friend   September 02, 2012

To Dorothea's Family,
Someone so special will never be forgotten, and we will remember the wonderful times we had with her.
I will miss all the hugs and long phone calls from her.
As Table Tennis Players and "Germans" we had a lot to talk about in both languages.
She was a wonderful friend, a fantastic Ping Pong Player and a great role-model.
But most of all, she loved our Lord and Savior with all her heart. I am sure He welcomed her with open arms.
Our heartfelt Sympathy,
Christa and Doug Moore

Posted by Christa Moore - Beford, TX - Friend and Table Tennis Partner   August 27, 2012


You and your family are in our prayers. It sounds like your Omi was one heck of a lady. Heaven has another perfect angel in their midst today.

Kristy Deslatte

Posted by Kristy Deslatte - Tomball, TX - Co-worker   August 24, 2012

Kristina and family,

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Grandmother. She touched many people and you can rest assured that she is at peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Kathy Sawa - Garland, TX - Co-worker   August 24, 2012

Dorothea was one of THE most positive people I have ever known. She always had the biggest smile accompanied by a huge hug which made me feel like I was the most important thing going on at that moment. She was a brilliant sunbeam whose light affected every single person she encountered and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Gwen Pruett - TX - table tennis clubmate   August 23, 2012

It is no small thing to loose a Mother as we both have experienced this great loss. We pray the many happy memories you have of your Mom will bring you comfort and peace.

You're in our thoughts and prayers,
Tommy & Jennifer McKown

Posted by Tommy & Jennifer McKown - Edgewood, TX   August 23, 2012

Your Mom was a fun lady and we enjoyed her company, even though we had known her only a short time. We are members of Bob Donahue's empty nester gruup.

Posted by Lorraine and Tom Neky - Plano, TX - Friend   August 23, 2012

You were a special friend to both of us. Dorothea and Judy had a close friendship because of table tennis. We took many wonderful trips to play in the Senior Games. We had long conversations because we rode 45 minutes to Farmers Branch and Richardson for practice. There are so many memories we will cherish because of you. You will be missed forever.


Love Frank and Judy

Posted by Frank and Judy Natali - Plano, TX - Friends   August 23, 2012


Very sorry to hear of your Mothers' passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Gene and Gretchen Di Russo

Posted by Gene Di Russo - Glen Allen, VA   August 23, 2012

I met Dorothea at table tennis in Farmers Branch. She was still a very good player these last few years. When I saw her I always got a big hug, she was a good person and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Posted by Jim Dyer - Carrollton, TX - friend   August 22, 2012

To Omi's Family,

So very sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smile that welcomed you and her hugs (you knew you had been hugged). Even though she had been through so much during her life, Omi had a positive outlook every day. She is probably organizing a table tennis group in Heaven already. I am so glad we had the privilege to have known such a special person. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Robert and Pam Mabry - Plano, TX - Friend   August 22, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you at this difficult time. I'll never forget Omi's laugh and her awesome "bear" hugs.....

Posted by Bill Foldi - Plano, TX - Friend   August 21, 2012

My prayers are with Barb and family. There is a new angel in Heaven. Your mom was so special to me. We had a lot of good times and those memories are what I will have for a liftime.

Love you all,


Posted by Joanne Klepac - Richardson, TX - Family   August 21, 2012