Dorothy Rosa Lee Roeder, the daughter of Albert B. and Florence (Owen) Berry, was born September 7, 1918, in Killduff, Iowa. Dorothy entered eternal rest on October 26, 2016 at Creston Specialty Care, Creston, Iowa at the age of ninety-eight years, one month, and nineteen days.
Dorothy graduated from Sully High School with the Class of 1936 and attended Simpson College for two years. Before marriage, Dorothy was employed in the offices of Denniston Partridge Co. in Newton, as well as Maytag Co.
On January 31, 1948, Dorothy married James E. Roeder in Greenfield. Following her marriage, Dorothy was a homemaker, raising her two daughters, Diana and Cynthia. The couple lived in Creston until 1956, Ft. Dodge until 1957, Spencer until 1963, Shenandoah until 1975, and Villisca from 1975-1998, when they returned to Creston.
Dorothy attended Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was a member of the Holy Spirit Council of Catholic Women.
Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory is her husband, Jim Roeder, Creston; two daughters, Diana Roeder (David Silk), Rosemount, MN; Cynthia (Arthur) Wohlers, Bisbee, AZ; sister, Elleen (Roy) Wicker, Hawley, MN; sister-in-law, Ann Hawks, Mt. Pleasant, IA; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; her sister, Alberta Larson; her brother, Jesse Berry; and her brothers-in-law: Ray Larson; John Hawks; Tommy Roeder and Ray Spring; and sister-in-law: Kay Spring.