Dorothy I. Westendorf, age 98, of Withee, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Memorial Health Center in Medford. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Dorothy was born on September 14, 1914, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Redwine) Hanson in Abbotsford. She attended and graduated from Abbotsford Schools and Teachers College. Dorothy taught in country schools in the Withee area for a few years. She was united in marriage to Russell L. Westendorf on December 29, 1939 at Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. Together they farmed in the Town of Maplehurst. Russell preceded her in death on September 3, 1990. Dorothy enjoyed being part of the homemakers and the Clark County Homemakers Chorus, but especially her home, her farm and her family.
Dorothy is survived by her four daughters: Beth (Wally) Kuenne, Stetsonville, Jane (fiancé, Del Burrious) LeFevre, Edgerton, Ann (Larry) Schultze, Hartford and Sue (Ted) Brown, Hastings, MN; seven grandchildren: Jill (Dan) Carstensen, Medford, Julie (Elvis) Hernandez, Madison, Katie (Seth) Tomlin, Waunakee, Russ LeFevre, Edgerton, Lisa (Ryan) Mueller, Elkhorn, Charly (Lindee) Schultze, Milwaukee and Elizabeth Schultze, Hartford. She is further survived by 11 great-grandchildren: Lauren and Alex Carstensen, Trey and Luke Hernandez, Carter, Maysen and Vyvienne Tomlin, Chasen Mueller, Leah Schultze, Sam and Maddie Schultze; brother-in-law, Cletus Schraufnagel, Colby, many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister, Anna Marie Schraufnagel, her brother, John (Milly) Hanson and son-in-law, Larry LeFevre.