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Dorothy Rose Eglseder

February 22, 1927 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 93)

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            Dorothy Rose Eglseder, age 93, of Guttenberg, IA, died Monday, December 7, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center.  She was born on February 22,1927 in Guttenberg, the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Curran) Meyer.

           Dorothy graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Guttenberg. On June 16, 1945, she was united in marriage with Howard Eglseder at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This union blessed the couple with 5 wonderful children.  She received her registered nurse degree in 1974 from Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque, Iowa.

           Dorothy was a lifelong prolific reader and passed the love of reading on to her children and grandchildren. She loved reading, painting, genealogy, spoiling her grandchildren, playing Scrabble, gardening, and getting sassy with a glass of beer or two. She was an incredibly strong, knowledgeable woman, with a keen sense of humor, who showed her children how to handle life and themselves. Dorothy was and will forever remain, a treasure.

          Dorothy will be forever loved, cherished and missed by her children, David Eglseder of Guttenberg, Diane (Steve) Rowland of Guttenberg, Mary Eglseder of Fort Myers, Florida and Patty (Phil) Pokorny of Kansas City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jared (Teresa) Rowland, Shannon Rowland, Shawn (Katie) Eglseder, Jordan (Emily) Pokorny, Erin Pokorny and Nathan Pokorny; six great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Diane Carr of Longmont, Colorado and many nieces, nephews and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Mark; and three siblings, Francis Meyer, Margaret Vorwald and Leo Meyer. 

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