Dorothy W. Vedder
(September 21, 1914 - April 6, 1999)
Oneida Daily Dispatch
Wednesday, April 7, 1999
Dorothy W. Vedder
Dorothy W. Vedder, 84, formerly of Fifth Avenue, Sylvan Beach and Lake Road, Oneida,
died Tuesday morning, April 6, 1999, in the Extended Care Facility of the Oneida Healthcare
Center, where she had been a patient for the past five and one-half months.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1914, in Albion, the daughter of Carl and Jennie Miller Wiggins.
She was a resident of this area for the past 51 years. Mrs. Vedder was a graduate of the
Pulaski High School and the Cortland State Teachers College.
She married Harmon A. Vedder on April 20, 1945, in Ilion. Mr. Vedder died on July 17, 1970.
Prior to her retirement in 1975, Mrs. Vedder was employed with the Oneida City School
District, as an elementary teacher at the Durhamville and former Wampsville elementary
She was a life member of the American Legion Oneida Post No. 169, a member of the
American Association of Retired Persons, Oneida Chapter No. 3328, The New York State
Retired Teachers Association, a chapter member of the Women's National Memorial, and a
former member of the Federated Church of Westdale.
Mrs. Vedder was a veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant with the U.S.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Harmon A. Vedder Jr. of Oneida, Daniel J.
and Nancy Vedder of Canastota and Nicholas C. and Pamela Vedder of Verona; one
daughter, Helen Hilliker of Oneida; two brothers, Harrison E. Wiggins of Williamstown and
Allen H. Wiggins of Oneida; Eight grandchildren, Susanne Tudi, Eric Vedder, Joanne Hilliker,
Nadia Vedder, Morgan Vedder, Jill Harrington, Daniel Harrington and Jennifer Harrington; two
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 10:37 AM
Madison Co. Families