Dorothy Josephine Climer

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dorothy Josephine Climer, 89, of Spencer, formerly of Mason City and Nora Springs, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

A funeral service for Dorothy will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, 101 North Hawkeye, Nora Springs, with Rev. Jack Gannett officiating.

Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Hwy 18 West, Mason City.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Thursday at the church.

Dorothy Josephine Climer, was born on March 9, 1922, in Sexton, Ia., the oldest daughter of John Logan and Anna Magdalena (Dussler) Blaine. She attended rural country school near Sexton. In 1941, she moved to Corwith, Iowa with her family, and worked for Mullin Seed Corn Company, and Ellgen produce. In 1945, she moved to Mason City with her family where she worked for Mason City Tent and Awning Company, for three years going to work for the Decker & Armour Meat Packing Plant where she worked until she retired in 1983.

She was united in marriage to Walter Dow Climer, Sr, on April 11, 1953, in Corwith, Ia.

She was a member of the North Central Iowa Genealogical Society, the Iowa and Illinois Genealogical Society, Douglas County Illinois Society, the North Iowa quilter's guild, The Nora Springs Historical Society, and the Nora Springs Friendship Club.

Dorothy was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, was a choir member, the women's afternoon circle, and Friendly circle.

She loved doing crafts, sewing, quilting, gardening and flowers. Dorothy loved to take her grandchildren fishing, teaching them how to drive, bird watching, and baking her family chocolate chip cookies.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Walter Dow "Wally" Climer, Jr, of Nora Springs, Ia., and Lester Dean (Patty) Climer of Spencer, Ia.; five grandchildren: Kelly Climer of Mason City, Ia., Derrick Climer of Waterloo, Ia., Ryan (Mary) Climer of Ruthven, Ia., Tyler Climer and his fiancÚ, Casey Broadhead of Spencer, Ia., Cory Climer and his fiancÚ, Amanda Nattress of Hartley, Ia.; two great-grandchildren: Addison Thomas of Mason City, Ia., and Braxton Climer of Spencer, Ia.; her sister, Margaret Stordahl of Madelia, Minn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many other extended family members and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Virginia Bolding, and Marie Torkelson.

Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 North Hawkeye, Nora Springs is in charge of the arrangements.