The funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, Iowa with Fr. John Vakulskas Jr. ~ officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.
Visitation will be after 3:00pm Monday, September 9, 2013 with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa. A Rosary will be prayed by the CDofA at 4:00pm with a Christian Wake Service at 7:00pm all at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home ~ Sheldon.
Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com
Dorothy Florence Imhoff was born on June 5, 1924 in Ashton, Iowa to Louis and Anna (Seivert) Winchell. She was the youngest of 10 children. She received her education through high school at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ashton, Iowa graduating in 1942. After high school, Dorothy worked as a waitress at Tom Breneman’s Breakfast on the famous corner, of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood, California. On February 20, 1950 she was united in marriage to Clarence Imhoff at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, Iowa. They lived their married life in Ashton and to this union seven children were born. Her husband, Clarence preceded her in death on February 3, 1972. Dorothy remained in her home until 2005 when she moved into the Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon. Dorothy passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 the George Community Good Samaritan Center in George, Iowa, reaching the age of 89 years, 3 months and 2 days.
Dorothy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and of CDofA all in Ashton. She was known for her good cooking and hospitality. She enjoyed spending time with her children, playing 500 and Gin Rummy, gardening, especially selling sweet corn and doing her yard work.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, four daughters and two sons; Rosanne (Scott) Robertson of Lake Park, Iowa; Mary (Jerry) Freeman of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Robert (Karla) Imhoff of Ashton, Iowa; Keith (Valerie) Imhoff of Ventura, Iowa; Karen (Rick) Richter of Primghar, Iowa; Karla (Leland) Van Meeteren of Boyden, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, a sister-in-law, Louise Winchell of Crawfordsville, Indiana; a brother-in-law, Albert (Dick) Imhoff of Spirit Lake, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; a son, Steven; her parents, two sisters and seven brothers.