A funeral service celebrating Dorothy's life will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Stephen Mueller will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Dorothy will be held 10 to 11 a.m. (one hour prior to the service) at the church. Memorials may be left to Concordia Lutheran Church. Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Warren, Wis., the daughter of Louis and Hulda Meutzel Schroeder. She was united in marriage to Oliver E. Joseph on Sept. 12, 1947, in Warren. He preceded her in death in 1995. Dorothy worked at the former Miller Music in Geneseo for several years.
Dorothy was a lifelong member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Dorothy enjoyed sewing and reading.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Scott) Shipman, Geneseo; three sons, Gary, James and John (Annette) Joseph, all of Geneseo; sister-in-law, Eleanor Dettmann, Davenport; grandchildren, Kimberly (Shane) McBee, Troy (Amy) Joseph, Robert (Heidi) Hungate, Sean Joseph, Adam (Christina) Joseph, Ryan Shipman, Natalie Shipman, Jessica Bickett and Chelsea Bickett; great-grandchildren, Carrie Ann Hungate, Cay Leigh Hungate, Shane Joseph, Drew Joseph, Kellan McBee and Mason Joseph.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughters-in-law, Joyce Joseph and Brenda Joseph.
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