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Dorothy J. Rickertsen age 88 of Goose Lake, IA, died Saturday Jan. 7, 2017 at the Alverno Health Care facility, Clinton. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday Jan. 12th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte. Visitation will be held Thursday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be at Glahn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren, Joel and Spencer Frye, Ryan and Hillary Nahigian, Adam Reuter, and Julia Stark. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials may be given to the Immanuel Lutheran Church-Charlotte. Online condolences may be left at www.pape.com

Dorothy was born on Aug. 27, 1928 in Charlotte, the daughter of Edmund and Olga (Andresen) Glahn. She graduated from Goose Lake High School. She married Gerhardt Rickertsen on Sept. 21, 1947 in Charlotte, he died in 1990. Dorothy was a homemaker and worked at Northeast Middle School Library and seasonally with Naeve Hybrid in Bryant. She was a hard worker and instilled a good work ethic in her children. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlotte. She enjoyed doing yard work and watching videos of her great grandchildren on social media. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Basketball fan. Dorothy especially enjoyed the "Great Glahn Girls Getaway" annually meeting with her dear friends.

Dorothy is survived by her four children, Darwin Rickertsen of Rock Island, IL, Wanda (Bob) Walker of Clinton, Carol (Ed) Reuter of Sabula, and Marsha (Jack) Nahigian of Wilmette, IL: 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Lola (Eldon) Wiese of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Wesley.
Published on January 9, 2017
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