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“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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carol J. Levy - Richardson, TX

“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...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Christa Moore - Beford, TX

“Kristina: 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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kristy Deslatte - Tomball, TX

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Sawa - Garland, TX

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Gwen Pruett - TX

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tommy & Jennifer McKown - TX

“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...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lorraine and Tom Neky - Plano, TX

“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...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Frank and Judy Natali - Plano, TX

“Helmut, Very sorry to hear of your Mothers' passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers! Gene and Gretchen Di Russo ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Gene Di Russo - Glen Allen, VA

“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...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Dyer - Carrollton, TX

“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...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Robert and Pam Mabry - Plano, TX

“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..... ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Foldi - Plano, TX - Friend

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Joanne Klepac - Richardson, TX


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.