*** Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lawrence KS. ***
Dorothy Anderson, age 85 of Spring Valley WI passed away June 10,2021.
She was born June 17, 1935 in Redwing MN to William and Esther(Enblom) Schmidt.
She grew up in Maiden Rock WI, graduating from Maiden Rock HS in 1953.
Dorothy enjoyed a life-long love of music. Following high school, she attended the University of WI Eau Claire and the University of WI River Falls majoring in Music Education. She played First Chair clarinet in the university concert band, and was an accomplished pianist and organist. She served her church in Spring Valley as an organist for 20 years. She had a lovely voice, and practiced her Arias so often that her youngest daughter could sing an entire piece in Italian at age 3.
She worked for many years as an Executive secretary at a large bank in St.Paul MN. before moving to Lawrence in 1995 to care for her grandchildren.
She married Courtney Anderson in 1959. They later divorced.
Dorothy centered her life on faith and family. She is survived by three children, Jocelyn (Jerry) Rietcheck, Christine Anderson, and Aaron Anderson.
She leaves four Grandchildren, Miriam Torkzadeh, Jordan Rietcheck, Benjamin Horton, and Jacob Horton, and one Great Grand-daughter Audrey Hansen.