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Dorothy Moetsch

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Dorothy M. Moetsch, age 83 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Dorothy Mae Sisson was born on May 24, 1931 to Ray and Doris (Manning) Sisson in New Hampton, IA. She graduated from New Hampton High School in 1949. Dorothy was employed at Security State Bank of New Hampton. On June 16, 1957, Dorothy was united in marriage to Wayne Moetsch at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, where the couple made their home. It was in New Hampton they raised their three daughters. Dorothy was very active in the church and volunteered in her community, especially for the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, Red Cross and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to cook and bake, swimming, playing bridge and socializing at the gathering of the Loafers. She especially loved spending time with her family. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Wayne Moetsch of New Hampton; her daughters, Ann (Dale) Knight of Iowa Falls, IA, Ellen Moetsch of Rochester, MN and Merrilyn (Thor) Berg of Austin, MN; her grandchildren, Megan (Brian) Conway of West Des Moines, IA, Casey and Collin Berg, both of Austin, MN; her great-grandson, Vincent Conway of West Des Moines, IA and one sister-in-law, Jean Sisson of Saugus, CA . She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jeri Sue in infancy and her brother, Bill Sisson. .

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  1. Extending my VERY SINCERE SYMPATHY to you and yours on the loss of your loved one. I am privileged to know both of you through TLC. She was a kind, outgoing lady with a smile on her face. I also enjoyed seeing both of you at the NH sporting events. May you Faith sustain you and may your memories comfort you as you continue lifes journey. RIP, Dorothy..

  2. My deepest sympathy to Dorothys family, I was shocked to see that Dorothy passed away when I went on Conway-Markham site. I first met Dorothy when we joined the church so many years ago.She was so nice and helped me with anything I needed to know back then. Also used to visit at the pool in the summertime during the adult times at noonhour. Whereever I would see her she always had her friendly smile and Hi Linda. She certainly will be missed. I will be thinking of you all in the days to come. Linda Stolfus

  3. My sympathy to all your family, Wayne. I considered Dorothy a friend and enjoyed our conversations. She was an interesting woman. I remember especially the days spent at the pool and talking gardening and canning. Keep sharing her stories with your family and friends.

  4. Wayne family, Our sympathy and prayers to all of you. We were shocked to hear of Dorothys death. She was at my house just last Wednesday for bridge. I will miss her smiling face. Sorry we cannot be there for the visitation-on our way to Arizona.

  5. Wayne and family, We were saddened to hear of Dorothys passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, God bless you and your family.

  6. Wayne and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I always admired Dorothy, she was such a sweet lady. I pray God will comfort you and help you through the days ahead. Evelyn Kahn

  7. Wayne and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will miss seeing Dorothy at all the Chickasaw athletic events, she was a true fan of our kids and all their activities. We have lost a great community member. Karen Clemens

  8. Wayne and family Our heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your wife and mother. Dorothy loved her Lord and it showed in how she lived her life. Jan and Lance Manson

  9. Wayne and family. Carol and I were very saddened to hear of this. We enjoyed our friendship with Dorothy and will miss her very much. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask. Doug Carol Strike

  10. A very dear, wonderful lady. She was kind to everyone! Another public servant who did so much for her community leaves us.

  11. Dear Wayne ,Ann, Ellen, Merrilyn and families. Im so sad to be reading about Dorothy leaving us. She was a wonderful friend to me for over 60 years. We send our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all her family. She loved you all very much. You will miss her and so will I. Betty and Jack Gorman

  12. Dear Wayne and Family, We are so sad to hear of Dorothys passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort and may the fond memories you share bring you moments of joy throughout this difficult time.

  13. I am so sorry to hear of Dorothys passing. She was a special lady and I always enjoyed talking with her. My sympathy and prayers go out to the entire family. (Miss Langin)

  14. So sorry to hear about Dorothy, I always enjoyed visiting with her. May god Bless you and your family. Linda and Gary Steven

  15. Wayne Family, Nick and I are saddened to hear of Dorothys passing. She was always so nice and friendly to me and I will miss her smiling face and warm hello. We send our sympathy and prayers to all of Dorothys family. Nick and Kendra Leibold

  16. Wayne and Family Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. I met Dorothy in the late 40s when I would go into the bank to pay for my paper route; Dorothy would greet me with a smile and a little kidding. Over the years whenever our paths crossed the smile and the kidding was still there. Our sympathy Dan Jean Scott

  17. Wayne and family, We extend our heartfelt sympathy to your family. Our family was so blessed to live across the street for so many years when our children were growing up together. My prayers go our to Ann, Ellen, and Merrilyn and their families at this difficult time. She will be missed in our community as well by all the people whose lives she touched with her kindness and generosity. Gerry and Marilee Mishak

  18. Wayne and family, our sympathy and prayers are with you. We have all lost a special lady who I have known all my life. May good memories help you through this. Duane and Pat Lynch

  19. Wayne and family, my sympathy and prayers are with you. I always enjoyed visiting with Dorothy. She was such a nice person, and I was surprised to hear of her death this morning. Another close classmate of Bobs has gone to heaven. God bless you.

  20. Wayne and Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.So sorry for your loss.Dorothy was a very special person and will be missed by many.She was always so nice to visit with.Im sure you all have a lot of special memories of her. Its never easy losing someone we love.Our sympathy.Tom and Marian Gebel.

  21. Wayne and family, our sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I enjoyed our visits whenever our paths would cross. Dorothy was always so friendly to me during the years I worked at Fareway and since than when I would see her at the hospital auxiliary projects and volunteering. She was kind to everyone and greeted you with a warm smile. She will be missed by many.

  22. Wayne and family, were so sad to hear of Dorothys passing. Well always have fond memories of you two and Mom and Dad having fun together. Hope those memories will also help you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  23. Wayne and family.I always enjoyed visiting with Dorothy at Trinity and ballgames. I was surprised to hear that she passed away. Prayers always. Joy

  24. Wayne and family.I will forever cherish the visits Dorothy and I had whether it was family or a sporting event!! She truly was a wonderful lady and I am so blessed to have known her. May God hold you all extra close in the days ahead. She now has the best seat in the house for all the sports she loved to watch!! God bless..In deepest sympathy..Shellie and Steve Boos

  25. Dorothy was a ray of sunshine! She always greeted us in church or whenever we crossed paths in town or at a sporting event. This was a special lady whose spirit lighted up the room! We will are so blessed to have known this wonderful person and will sure miss this precious ladya true Gift from God! May the memories of your wife, mom and grandma Dorothy surround you and help you through this sad time. Hugs to you all! Deanna Bob Savre and family

  26. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 3418 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 528,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 213-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  27. Wayne and Daughters, Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of your beloved Dorothy. We always enjoyed visiting with the two of you. I have played Bridge with Dorothy for many years and enjoyed our games together. Dorothy had such wonderful stories of your family. She was a very special person. From Florida Louise and Donn Harris

  28. Wayne and family. Our sincere sympathies on the passing of your dear Dorothy. She was such a gentle woman and supportive of not only her own family but others in the community as well. Enjoyed many bridge games with her. Enjoy your memories. Peace and prayers. Marge and Rich TeKippe

  29. Wayne, Deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during the days ahead. God Bless. Lynn and Sandi Idler

  30. Every time I would see Dorothy we would chat for just a few minutes and I just loved her positive outlook. I am sad that she is gone. I hope her family can remember her great smile and outlook on life as they grieve her loss from here. In my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne Roder

  31. Wayne and family. Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved wife and mother, Dorothy. Remember her fondly from her days at the Security Bank where she often accepted the receipts from my paper routes. Know that you will miss her terribly but that you are blessed with many fond memories of your time with her. God Bless.

  32. Wayne and Family, I will always remember Dorothys friendly smile and her kindness. She was someone I looked up to. I could feel a strength in her that made her someone to admire and feel grateful about. I am sure you will miss her until you meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Frese

  33. Wayne and Family We were saddened to hear the news. Dorothy was a very nice lady who was engaging and informed to visit with. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss. Dorothy will be missed. Dan Kathy Feuling

  34. Wayne, Ann and family, Sending condolences to you all Dorothy was always to friendly whenever I saw her, she left behind a wonderful family and I am sure many special memories. Joanne and Jerry Heying

  35. Wayne, daughters, and families So very sorry to read of Dorothys passing. When I think of Dorothy, her easy warm smile and kind friendly words come to mind. Deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your wonderful wife, mother, grandmother.

  36. We were sorry to hear the sad news about Dorothy. She had such a pleasant way of greeting people and seemed genuinely happy to talk to anyone. As many others have already said, she will be missed.

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