Dorothy E Powell, 90, of Kewanee Care Nursing Home Kewanee, Illinois died at 5:10 AM Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at the home. She was born July 9, 1923 in Wolbach, Nebraska to Chris and Helen (Swanson) Christensen. She married John L Johnson in 1943. In 1971 she married Robert Powell who preceded her in death in 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Helen (and Leonard) McIntire of Dubuque, Iowa, and Karen (and Ronald) Decker of Lakeland, Florida, two sons, John Johnson Jr (and Shirley) of Lakeland, Florida, and Kevin (and Lori) Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida, two stepsons, Ted Powell (and Jerilyn) of Geneseo, Illinois, and Jeff Powell (and Sherry) of Sugar Grove, Illinois, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and two brothers, Wendell Christensen of Kansas City, Missouri and Willard (and Marianne) Christensen of Omaha, Nebraska. She was also preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers.
She was a home maker and later employed in accounting at General Telephone retiring in 1988.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Kewanee.
Graveside services will be held in St Paul, Nebraska at a later date. The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il . is in charge of arrangements. Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.