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In Memory of
Delores Mae Surwald
December 12, 1934 - October 30, 2021

Friday, November 5th at 5 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Delores Mae Surwald of Westerville, died at age 86, just short of her 87 th birthday. Dee was born on December 12, 1934 in East Saint Louis, IL. to Frank and Augusta (Kohler) Kerwin. Dee married her high school sweetheart Harry Surwald, and was married for more than 65 years. She attended Southern Illinois University with a major in Education. She lived in Lima, OH where she was the owner of Happy Day Nursery and Kindergarten, and Gifts of Joy Christian Bookstore. She was a childrens choir director at church and leader of childrens ministries while in Lima. After retirement, they moved to Westerville to be close to family. They spent their winter months in Mesa, AZ. Dee was very involved and various volunteer positions in their Arizona and Westerville HOA communities. She was a member of Genoa Baptist Church in Westerville and Broadway Christian Church in Mesa. She loved to hike, dance, quilt, swim and share her love of Jesus with anyone she met. She is preceded in death by her sisters Mildred and Irene. Dees children are Jan Johnson (Bob) of Westerville and Greg Surwald (Lyn) of Phoenix. Dee and Harry have 8 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service open to everyone at 5 PM, Friday, Nov. 5 th at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Rd, Westerville. Internment will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens, 7060 SR 3 in Westerville. Cards, emails or text messages of sympathy would really be sufficient, and be appreciated in lieu of flowers.


Jack and Terrie Wurst

Nov 15, 2021

Dee was a sweet and classy lady. . We always enjoyed our dinner parties with her and Harry. I am sure Harry was waiting for her with flowers and open arms.