Dorothy Juergensmeyer



Dorothy Mae (Schroeder) Juergensmeyer, 90, Koeltztown, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at her home. 

She was born Dec. 18, 1932, to the late Walter and Sabina (Wieberg) Schroeder in Meta.

She was united in marriage to Norbert Juergensmeyer Nov. 18, 1950, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Meta.

Dorothy was employed at Westphalia Retirement Center in the dietary department and at Neeley Manufacturing in Meta, as well as a fulfilling career as a homemaker raising her children and assisting her husband in the day-to-day operations of the farm.

She took great pride in caring for her family, teaching various 4-H classes, being a master gardener, and had a passion for quilting and dancing. 

Dorothy was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was instrumental in establishing the Hunters Safety Program with the VFW.  She was a faithful member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Koeltztown. 

She was preceded in death by husband, Norbert; parents, Walter and Sabina; children, Thomas, Ross, Wanda, Andrew and Keith Juergensmeyer; sister, Helen Wankum and husband Charles; and sons-in-law, Al Sherrill and Steve Henson.

Dorothy is survived by children, Anita Hagenhoff and husband Rick of Koeltztown, Joan Henson of Dixon, Grace Bruemmer and husband Rocky of Wardsville, Doug Juergensmeyer and wife Jennifer of Koeltztown, Phylis Voss and husband Gary of St. Elizabeth, Rita Sherrill of Memphis, Tenn. and Gayla Ocheskey and husband Brian of Frankenstein; daughter-in-law, Dana Juergensmeyer of Meta; 25 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren with one on the way;  two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Wayne) Helton; canine companion, Buddy; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. 

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Koeltztown with Fr. Basil Tigga officiating.  Interment will be held in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Meta. 

Memorial contributions suggested to St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery or the Annex Building Fund.

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