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Dorothy Meelhause

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dorothy Meelhause
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Meelhause, 83 of Hartley will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Rev. Jeff Filkins will officiate the service.

Interment will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, following the lunch at the church, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Dorothy passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at Spencer Hospital.

Dorothy Mae Meehlhause, the daughter of John and Ella Helen Wiese Trojahn, was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Moneta. She attended the first eight grades in the Moneta Consolidated School, riding the bus everyday. She was baptized at the Moneta United Methodist Church by Pastor Tomkins from Spencer. She attended Sunday school and church faithfully.

Dorothy married Elmer Meehlhause on Nov. 18, 1944, in Council Bluffs. They lived all their married life in Spencer. To this union was born one son, Gary Lee. Elmer passed away Aug. 21, 1964. Dorothy and Gary moved to California in 1966.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; three sisters: Velma Mullins, Leota Aldrich, and Ruth Ann Petty; and her brothers-in-law: Ray Mullins, Byron Aldrich, Ray Roberts and Jack Petty.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Gary and his wife, Kim of Mounds View, Minn.; two grandchildren; two sisters: Evelyn Roberts of Spencer, and June Rose Bruns and husband, Irel of Spirit Lake; three brothers: Orlin Trojahn and wife, Diane of Terril, Marvin Trojahn and wife, Lois of Moneta, and Allen Trojahn and wife, Joyce of Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Hartley is in charge of arrangements.