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Dorothea Sue (Lengel) Bilbee
January 23, 1944 ~ August 10, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Dorothea Sue Bilbee, 79, of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 9:58 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Waters East in Wabash. She was born on January 10, 1944, to Leon Jr. and Betty (Burke) Lengel in Negaunee, Michigan.
Sue was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School. She married William "Bill" Bilbee on October 15, 1988. She worked for Wabash Electric in Wabash in the billing department for over 30 years before retiring. She loved the Fort Wayne Komets and named her beloved cat "Fletcher" after a Komets player. She enjoyed feeding the squirrels and watching Wheel of Fortune. Most of all she loved her family. Sue was a member of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene.
Sue is survived by her husband, William Bilbee of Wabash, Indiana; three sons, Jeff (Kris) Figert of Wabash, Indiana, Mike Figert (Kim Rowe) of Wabash, Indiana, Stewart (Brandi) Bilbee of Gas City, Indiana; two daughters, Julie (Vince) Holley of Wabash, Indiana, Jessica (Dave) Pattison of Gas City, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry (Debbie) Lengel of North Manchester, Indiana. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Pastor Kirk Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash.
Visitation for family and friends will be 2 hours prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials can be directed to the Wabash County Animal Shelter in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.
McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Dorothea Bilbee's final arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com