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“Dave and family, We were sorry to hear of your mother's passing, but know that she is rejoicing in her new home. You are in our prayers. Alan and...Read More »
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On February 5, 2008, Dorothy Boesenberg, of Anamosa, formerly of Mechanicsville, entered into eternity and the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after an extended battle with Alzheimer's Syndrome, at the age of 83. A Celebration of her life will be held at Maranatha Bible Church, Cedar Rapids, on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Services will be conducted by Reverend Aaron Telecky. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Morgan Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Paul of sixty-two years, and by five sons, Ken and Janice (Venteicher) Boesenberg of Manchester, and Ken's children; Kendra and Jim, Richard and LaVon (Lehrman) Boesenberg of Martelle, David and J.P. (Parkhurst) Boesenberg of Alburnett, and their children; Brandon, Amy, Kyle, Tyler and two step children; Kelsey and Alex, Larry and Cathy (Tenley) Boesenberg of Brooklyn, and their children; Brad, Stacy, and Jamie, Dean and Cathy (Rockzien) Boesenberg of Stanwood and their children; Rhonda, and Nicole. Dorothy is also survived by a sister Belle (Howard) Gardner of Hiawatha, a brother Ted and Marilyn Demory of Apache Junction, and four great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Gertrude (Moore) Demory, her infant son Eugene, infant sister Lois Demory and sister Gertrude and husband Robert Hass.

Dorothy was born December 29, 1924 in Cedar Rapids. She attended various grade schools, graduating from Franklin High School in 1943. She married Paul Boesenberg on January 24th, 1946 at the Church of the Bretheren in Cedar Rapids. In October of 1961, Dorothy accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Dorothy was involved in many church activities including teaching 4th Grade Sunday School for twenty years with her husband Paul, had a baby quilt ministery, helped organize senior citizen activities for Christmas, Easter, and other occasions. She taught Vacation Bible School at Bethel Baptist Church in Marion and Maranatha Bible Church in Cedar Rapids. She was camp counselor at the East Iowa Bible Camp, Millersberg. She enjoyed oil painting, making rugs on a rug loom, playing the organ and accordion. Dorothy also enjoyed working with Paul for six years at the East End Car Wash at Anamosa. She did custom sewing and alterations for many years, making wedding, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses. She baked and decorated cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other occasions.

Dorothy loved to travel with Paul, having been in all 48 states, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Alaska. While living on a farm north of Mechanicsville she loved to get on the John Deere 4020 tractor and do some field work and haul grain to the Martelle Elevator.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Dorothy's name.

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