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Dorothy S. Von Holten

Dorothy S. Von Holten
  • February 1, 1922 - October 25, 2019
  • Williamsville, Illinois

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WILLIAMSVILLE – Dorothy Sarah Von Holten, age 97, formerly of Rock Falls passed away peacefully Friday, October 25, 2019 at her daughter's home.
Dorothy was born on February 1, 1922 in Rock Falls to Anton and Marie (Lofgren) Martenson. She married James Von Holten on October 6, 1940 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He died on January 3, 1979. Dorothy was very involved in the church where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. She taught Sunday school for many years, participated and held different offices in many of the women's organizations and headed up the kitchen committee. In later years she transferred her church membership to New Life Lutheran Church and was actively involved there until she moved to Williamsville in 2011 to live with her daughter Debbie.
Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include one daughter, Debra Von Holten of Williamsville; one son, Rodney (Cathie) Von Holten of Springfield; ten grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Phyllis Brandt and Vicky Von Holten; eight siblings; one grandson; one great granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019 at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM with Reverend Eric Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to New Life Lutheran Church.
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