Dorothy J. Kustes


Dorothy J. Kustes, 91, of Clinton, passed away, Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Alverno.
Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am, Monday, May 13th, 2019 at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory. Services will begin at 11:00am Monday at the funeral home, followed by a luncheon. Private burial will be Tuesday in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at

Dorothy Jeanne Judd was born on March 4, 1928 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Orrin and Marie (Kennedy) Judd. She was a 1946 graduate of Clinton High School. Dorothy worked for many years as a typist at Nielsen's Clearing House in Clinton while raising her family. She enjoyed league bowling with her team at the Plaza Bowl in Clinton. In the 1970's she moved to Davenport, where she lived for 30 years. When she was in her 50's, she earned her Medical Assistant degree from American Institute of Commerce with honors and worked as a Medical Assistant for several years in the Quad Cities. Later in life she moved back to Clinton to be closer to her family there.

Dorothy enjoyed knitting. She loved making throws for family & friends that could be used on cool evenings when laying on the sofa watching television. She made several over the years and they are still heavily used. She also enjoyed traveling. She took many trips over the years either with, or to visit family. She especially loved exploring London, Italy and Germany. When she was unable to travel herself, she loved hearing stories about the travels of her children and grandchildren. Dorothy also loved her dogs and enjoyed bingo. But her biggest joy and greatest love was spending time with her family.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Markay Thompson of Clinton, John (Kathy) Kustes of Clinton, Corey (Nelson Hitchcock) Kustes of Provincetown, Massachusetts, Randy (Kim) Brockman of Clinton, and David (Deborah) Kustes of Bettendorf, Iowa; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Phyllis LePrevost who passed away in November 1989 and who remained in Dorothy's thoughts for the rest of her life.

Memorials can be made to Clinton Human Society or Genesis Hospice. Dorothy's family would also like to express their gratitude to the nursing staff of the Alverno for the care they provided Dorothy over the years, and especially in her final days.
Published on May 8, 2019
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Denny Heath
May 08, 2019
My heart goes out to you at this difficult time and for your profound loss.