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Dorothy Gloede
October 1, 1931 - February 2, 2017

Dorothy (Roth) Gloede, 85, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday February 2, 2017 at her home.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:30 pm on Monday February 6, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein where there will be a Rosary Service at 2:45 pm.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Dan Kirby, Fr. Jim Kirby and Deacon Jim Patera officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established.

Dorothy was born October 1, 1931 in Oelwein, the daughter of Jacob P. and Anna (Stadler) Roth. She grew up in the Oelwein area, graduating from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in 1949. She was united in marriage with Tom Gloede on April 14, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Dorothy dedicated her life to her husband, her family and her faith in God. Her family loved to travel, taking many trips every year- some long, some not so long.  She enjoyed singing old songs with the family, their round table time, her Little Orphan Annie story to the children and her many great memories. She was the youngest daughter of twelve children and made sure everybody knew.  Dorothy could dance all night if you let her. She was a great lady, loved by all, and will be missed dearly.

Left to celebrate Dorothy’s life are her children: Kathy (Leo) Reisner of Potosi, Wisconsin, Bobbi Jo (Roger) Polark of Antioch, Illinois, Becky (Gordon) Hackett of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Tom (Donna) Gloede, Jr. of Oelwein, Lynn (Mike) Kane of Blue Grass, Iowa, Sandy Steil of Oelwein, Todd Gloede of Oelwein and Beth (Scott) Siebman of Wilmot, Wisconsin; twenty-eight grandchildren; fifty-eight great grandchildren; a sister Marie Kirby of Des Moines; a sister-in-law Fran Recker; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Tom; daughter Judie Rogge and husband Dick Rogge; two sons-in-law, Bill Dudley and Dan Steil; twin grandsons, Matthew and Michael Steil and a great grandchild, Jared Reisner; five brothers: Joseph, Jake, John, James and Fr. Jacob “Paul” Roth; five sisters: Rose Mason, Pauline Roth, Ann Coselman, Til Hammond and Helen O’Loughlin.   


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Beth Bunn on February 21, 2017 at 7:35 AM said:

I just saw that Dort died and want to tell you all how sorry I am to see this. I so loved that woman, she always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Charles & Georgia Hutchison on February 7, 2017 at 8:49 PM said:

How sad we are to read that Dorothy had passed away. I see a picture of St. Peter holding the gates wide open and escorting her into heaven. She was such a great person and cared for everyone. So sorry we weren't there for the funeral, we know so many of the Roth's and Gloede's and hold many beautiful memories of them. Peace to all of you.
Kathie and Gary Ham on February 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM said:

Becky, we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you and all the families, at this most heart breaking time.
Scott and Sally Ives on February 5, 2017 at 7:13 PM said:

Dear Sandy and family -

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.

May God Bless your Mother with Eternal Peace.
Victoria and David Warthan on February 4, 2017 at 10:32 AM said:

To know Dort was to love her and admire her for her love of her husband Tom and all her family.I know her and Tom are looking down on all of you, holding hands and saying how proud they are of you and how much they love you. God's speed Dort...

Matthew 25:21New International Version (NIV)
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
Robert McNamara on February 3, 2017 at 6:29 PM said:

One of my favorite JFK quotes is "A person should not be judged by how much money they made but rather the quality of Family they raised". That is certainly most appropriate here. Dorothy (and Tom) have one of the finest families that ever lived in Oelwein. I feel both honored and privileged to have known her. My deepest condolences to the family.

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