Dorothy Theiss, 93, of Fort Dodge, passed away, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Fort Dodge villa Care Center. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Monday, March 31, 2014 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Rev. Lyle Hansen officiating. Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. The Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Mary Showers was born in Otho, Iowa on August 26, 1920 to Authur and Sadie (Martin) Showers. She was baptized at Epworth United Methodist Church. Dorothy graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1938. She and Robert Theiss were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on April 1, 1945. At this church she was also confirmed. Later they were part of the newly formed mission church called Bethel Lutheran Church which is now Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Dorothy and Bob met at the Fort Dodge National Bank where they both worked. Dorothy worked at this bank for 7 years and then decided to be a stay-at-home mom until the children were older. Later in life she returned to the banking business and worked at Union Trust and Savings Bank until her retirement.
Their marriage was blessed with two girls, Janice and Carol. Dorothy and Bob truly were devoted as parents and their main goal in life was to make sure that their girls loved the Lord Jesus as their true Lord and Saviour. Dorothy was always active at church and made sure that everyone got acquainted. She also made baptismal napkins, was involved in the LWML and loved to quilt there with her friends.
Survivors include daughters, Jan and husband, Ken Andrews of Algona, and Carol Casotti of Sioux City; Grandchildren, Michelle (Greg) Zaugg, Mark Andrews, John (Kristin) Casotti, and Luke (Stephanie) Casotti; Great-grandchildren are Tyler Zaugg, Abigail Zaugg, Austin Andrews, Emily Zaugg, Carter Casotti, Madelyn Casotti, Sophia Casotti, and Benjamin Casotti. She is also survived by sister, Beverly Michehl and sister-in-law, Esther Theiss and several close nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bob in 2002, her sisters, Norma Wilson and Velma Bradshaw, and son-in-law, Mike Casotti, in January of this year. Many sister and brother in laws also preceded her
Family was very important to Dorothy and she will be greatly missed. She was fun to be around and loved spending time with family and friends for visits, playing cards, doing crafts and spending time for holidays together. Her eyes would truly sparkle when any of the grandchildren came to spent time with her.
Memorials may be left to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Unity Point Hospice.