Age: 89 years, 1 month, 11 days

(nee  BAHLMAN)

DOB: May 16, 1903
DOD: June 27, 1992

Only daughter of Charles H. and Minnie (Schweer) Bahlman

Wife of Herbert C. Saller, married Dec. 17, 1925, Chicago, IL
Mother to: Charlene Marilyn (Arthur Graham), Baby Saller,  Herbert F “Bud” (Melrose Rhode), William T. (Rosemary Teske) Saller

March 17, 1926 – Beecher Herald


Herbert & Dorothy Saller - Just MarriedThe Fred W. Saller family received the surprise of their lives last week. Miss Lenore Saller brought home the mail from the post office, and in looking it over, she came to what looked like an invitation to some affair. She looked the envelope over, and on discovery, it was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saller and daughters (not family) the son being omitted. And in a regularly sisterly manner she began to laugh, and called out: “Ha! Herb, see, you are not invited!” Then she went on reading and in a twinkling of an eye, the sisterly giggle stopped, as she digested the contents, which read something like this: Mrs. Charles H.  Bahlman invites you to attend a marriage reception to be given at my home, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Saller, who were married on December 17, 1925. After Miss Lenore recovered her equilibrium, she passed the “surprise” invitation over to her mother, and then the father. They looked at the invitation – then at Herbie – and Herbie fessed up. He and Miss Dorothy Bahlman of Beecher hid themselves away one cold December day, and were quietly made man and wife – and it was no one’s dumb business.

Well, all there is to it, although Herbie delayed divulging his little secret for almost one-half a year, we with a host of relatives and friends, join in wishing him and his charming little bride many years of happiness and prosperity.

I wish I was there, don’t you?

December 4, 1969 – Beecher Herald

Mrs. Saller Robbed Tuesday Night

Mrs. Saller RobbedMrs. Dorothy Saller was robbed about midnight Tuesday as she checked out the day’s receipts at the Bahlman Gas Station. According to Mrs. Saller, she and Mrs. Rose Muehsler and Mrs. Myrtle Scheiman were on the way home from a Women’s Welfare meeting when they stopped at the station.

Women's Welfare Club

Women’s Welfare Club






As Mrs. Saller came out of the station, two colored men stopped her, took the money bag and ran to the rear of the station. They jumped in a car, went west at a high rate of speed, turning south on Catalpa Street.

The day’s receipts and records were in the money bag and she has no idea of the amount taken.

Mrs. Saller thought one man had something in his right hand but she did not see it too clearly in the dark and could not say it was a gun. They didn’t touch her, just grabbed the bag and ran.

July 1, 1992 – Beecher Herald


Dorothy Saller obit - Beecher HeraldDorothy B. Saller of Beecher died June 27, 1992 at The Anchorage Nursing Home in Beecher.

She was born May 16, 1903, in Washington Township to Charles and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Schweer) Bahlman.

Mrs. Saller worked in the family oil business from 1925 until 1985. She became owner of the business in 1960.

She was a member of the Zion Dorcas Society, the Altrusa Club, and was a charter member and past president of the Women’s Welfare Club in Beecher. She also belonged to the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association and the Beecher Fire Department Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Herbert “Bud” (Melrose) of Chicago Heights and William “Bill” (Rosemary) of Beecher; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert; and a daughter, Charlene Graham; an infant son; and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. July 1 at Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher with the Rev. Ken Lueke officiating. Interment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church in her name would be appreciated.

This information was published in the Beecher Herald, July 1, 1992, and supplied by the staff of the Beecher Community Library.

June 28, 1992 – The Star


Dorothy Bahlman Saller.resizedDorothy B. Saller (nee Bahlman) a lifetime resident of Beecher, and owner and manager of Bahlman Oil Company, Beecher, died Saturday, June 27, at Anchorage Nursing Home, Beecher.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher, with the Rev. Ken Lueke officiating. Entombment will be in Beecher Mausoleum.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher.

The former Dorothy B. Bahlman was born May 16, 1903 in Washington Township, Beecher.

She was employed in the family business, Bahlman Oil, since 1925 and became owner in 1960 until 1985.

She was a member of Zion Dorcas Society, Altrusa Club of Chicago Heights, Beecher Fire Department Auxiliary, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Assn., and was a charter member and past president of Beecher Women’s Club.

She is survived by two sons, Herbert “Bud” of Chicago Heights and William of Beecher; nine grandchildren ; and 15 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher.

Daughter & Son-in-law: Charlene M. (Saller) Graham & Aurhur Graham
Granddaughter: Nancy (Graham) Fenske
Father & Mother-in-law: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia Minnie (Schweer) Bahlman
Uncle: William F. Bahlmann
Uncle & Aunt: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlmann
Aunt: Lena Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Cousins: Lillian (Bahlman) Wegert & Dr. Henry H. Wegert
Cousins: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Cousins: Henry W. Bahlman DDS & Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman
Cousin: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Cousin: Donald W. Bahlman
Cousin: Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman & William R. Hildeman

Other, more distant family include: Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking, Fick, Fiene, Freerking, Frobose, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.

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