In Memory of

Dorothy Crandall

July 19, 1915 - November 25, 2012
Dorothy Jeanette Kohn was born on July 19, 1915 to Frank and Josephine (Heinen) Kohn in Cherokee, Iowa. She went to Pilot #3 rural elementary school. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Cherokee, IA in 1933. She went to one year of nursing school in Sioux City, Iowa. Dorothy then moved to Omaha, NE and worked at Pendelton clothing factory as a seamstress. On July 2, 1955, Dorothy married Earl Crandall at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Omaha, NE. They later moved to Baltimore, MD where she worked as a seamstress making men's suits. After Earl's death in 1981, Dorothy moved back to Cherokee, IA to be closer to her family. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in which she was involved with the I.C. Women's Guild. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and cooking. On Sunday, November, 25, 2012, Dorothy passed away at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, IA where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Earl, one brother, Melvin Kohn, two sisters, Evelyn Brownmiller and Berniece Casey, a brother and sister in infancy, two brothers-in-law, three nieces,, one sister-in-law, and two nephews. Dorothy is survived by one brother, Delbert (Irene) Kohn of Battle Creek, IA, two sisters, Fran Dye of Reno, NV, Margaret (Midge) Courtright of Cherokee, IA, and one brother-in-law, Jim Casey of Omaha, NE, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and one great-great niece.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Frank Dye Tom Kohn Steve Hangley Mark Courtright Joe Courtright Doug Kohn
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing, she was such a nice lady and I so enjoyed helping her with her hearing aids. Always a character to the end. ”
- Peg Hinkhouse
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am truly sorry for this great loss. One of my fondest memories of Great Aunt Dot was when she got up and danced at our wedding to "We Are Family". She will be missed but always remembered when we bake her famous oatmeal cookies. ”
- Mindy and Jason Carter
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was such a nice lady and friendly to everyone she met. She was an asset to our town.”
- Patsy and Jerome Day
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympanthy to Aunt Dorothy she was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all.”
- Linda @Don Meyer
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Our sincere sympathy goes out to Aunt Dorothy Crandall family. She so enjoyed the family get togethers and was thankful she got to see her last one at the Grainery this summer. She will be missed by many family members especially by Delbert, Fran and Midge. ”
- Debbie and Mark Courtright
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