Lewis retiring from Clerk of Courts office

From left are Alice Fricke, Dorothy Lewis, and Barb Wiedenbein.

From left are Alice Fricke, Dorothy Lewis, and Barb Wiedenbein.
Dorothy Lewis has worked for the Clermont County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts for 20 years. On Friday, Oct. 26, she was joined by friends and family as her coworkers threw her a retirement party.

“This has been the best,” Lewis said of her time working at the Clerk of Courts. “I couldn’t have asked for a better place to work. Everyone has always treated me with kindness, fairness, and respect. These are just wonderful people.”

Alice Fricke, Chief Deputy Clerk, started at the clerk’s office just a few months before Lewis in 1992. She said that she has enjoyed working with her over the years.

“She’s a sweetheart, such a hard worker and so dependable,” Fricke said. “She’s a good, kind person, and we’re going to miss her a lot.”

Clerk of Courts Barb Wiedenbein said that it has been a pleasure working with Lewis, and that it will be hard to find someone to fill her position.

“Dorothy has been here for 20 years, and an employee with that kind of experience is hard to replace,” Wiedenbein said.

Lewis, a graduate of Goshen High School, said that she is surprised by how quickly her time at the clerk’s office has passed.

“I’ve made so many friends here, and it has all just gone by so fast,” Lewis said. “When I came here I was going to work here for three years, and now it’s been 20. It was wonderful.”