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Dorothy J. (Kohler) Reeder

July 19, 1929 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 88)

Dorothy’s funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 1st at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 31st at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Metz.

Memorials to Mercy Hospice or to the Evangelical Free Church in Baxter may be left at the funeral home. If mailing the memorial to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Reeder Family on the envelope.     

Dorothy J. Kohler Reeder, the daughter of Carl and Mary Bryan Kohler was born on July 19, 1929 in Iowa City, Iowa.

On July 13, 1953, Dorothy was united in marriage with Elmer M. Reeder in Des Moines, Iowa. Dorothy worked in the kitchen at the Skiff Medical Center from 1977-1991. She had also sold Avon for many years. Dorothy was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Baxter and she was also a member of Avon’s President’s Club. She enjoyed reading, traveling and collecting Barbie dolls.

Dorothy died on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her home in Newton. She was 88. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elmer Reeder and two half brothers.

Those left to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her daughters, Karen Crook of Newton, Cheryl (John) Houseman of Des Moines, Diane (Bill) Webster of Newton and Edie (Corky) Simmons of Baxter; nine grandchildren, Tina (Jerry) Templeton of Rochester, Minnesota, Christopher (Chrissy) Hawkins of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Debbie (Tony) Gulling of Newton, Kimberly (Eric) Templeton of Des Moines, Malisa Subdon of Des Moines, James (Katie) Houseman of Des Moines, Tonia (Kris) Flora of Baxter, Heather (Jody) Wenzel of Diamond Head Lake and Ashley Lively of Des Moines; her many great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

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