Rev. Lee Laaveg will officiate the service.
Anthony "Tony" David Dotson, the son of Larry Dotson and Joan (Uhe) Unrau, was born March 25, 1975, in Spencer. His childhood years were spent in Spencer where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School. Following high school, he continued his education at NIACC in Mason City. He moved back to Spencer, where he worked at Tradehome Shoe Store and later managed the Tradehome store in Muscatine for a short time. He moved to Des Moines, IA, where he worked at Homemakers for 5 to 6 years. Tony returned to Spencer, where he worked at Slumberland and Furniture Outlet in Spirit Lake and later worked at furniture sales in Des Moines. Tony went to work at Kellogg's as a Regional Territorial Merchandiser, setting up snack displays and ordering product for the stores. He returned to Spencer due to his illness in October of 2010.
Tony loved to visit with people, make them laugh and loved spending time with his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching Seinfeld, golfing, sprint car races, playing pool and listening to music (especially older music such as the Beatles). He attended Good News Church in Okoboji, Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer and also attended church while he lived in Des Moines. Tony was a very religious person and had a great faith in Jesus Christ. With that strength during his illness, he never complained or felt sorry for himself and continually showed compassion for others.
Tony passed away at his home in Spencer on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the age of 36 surrounded by his immediate and loving family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lloyd Uhe and his aunt, Sharon (Dotson) Voss.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Joan Unrau and her husband, Jim of Spencer; his father, Larry Dotson and his wife, Danice of Spencer; one sister, Laura Armstrong and her husband, Ben of Spencer; his niece, Morgan and nephew, Brenan who were very special to him; his maternal grandmother, Mary Uhe of Spencer; paternal grandparents: Duane and Norma Dotson of Spencer; two stepbrothers: Chad Tolle and his wife, Krissy and Anthony Trimboli both of Nashville, Tenn.; his stepsister, Hope Tolle of Nashville, Tenn.; many aunts and uncles; several cousins; other relatives and many many friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.