Dorothy L. Joseph, 89, of Geneseo, passed away, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care Unit. A Funeral service celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held 11:00 AM Friday, April 12th at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo, IL. Rev. Stephen Mueller will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Dorothy will be held 10-11 AM (1 hour prior to the service) at the church. Memorials may be left to Concordia Lutheran Church. Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy was born February 22, 1924 in Warren, WI the daughter of Louis and Hulda (Meutzel) Schroeder. She was united in marriage to Oliver E. Joseph on September 12, 1947 in Warren Wisconsin. He preceded her in 1995. Dorothy worked at the former Miller Music in Geneseo for several years.
Dorothy was lifelong member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo where she taught Sunday School for many years. Dorothy enjoyed sewing and reading.
Survivors include her daughter: Linda (Scott) Shipman of Geneseo, IL; 3 sons: Gary, James, and John (Annette) Joseph all of Geneseo; sister-in-law: Eleanor Dettmann of Davenport, IA; grandchildren: Kimberly (Shane) McBee, Troy (Amy) Joseph, Robert (Heidi) Hungate, Sean Joseph, Adam (Christina) Joseph, Ryan Shipman, Natalie Shipman, Jessica Bickett, and Chelsea Bickett; great-grandchildren: Carrieanne Hungate, Cayleigh Hungate, Shane Joseph, Drew Joseph, Kellan McBee, and Mason Joseph.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughters-in-law: Joyce Joseph and Brenda Joseph.