Dorothy Reimers

Dorothy Mae Reimers passed away August 18, 2023, at Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone. She was born December 20, 1928, to Ferdinand Albert Zwald and Prudie Viola Rinehart and raised on the family farm near Ogden.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Robert DeVere Reimers on November 30, 1948 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm in Amaqua Township just six miles from her birthplace. Here they raised four children. After the youngest child was of school age, she opened a beauty shop in Boxholm for 20 years. Dorothy and Robert celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on November 30, 1988. Her husband passed away on March 1, 1995, and she continued living on the farm for 73 years.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, LWML, Questers and many quilting groups. She was an avid golfer, enjoyed sewing and quilting, playing cards, dancing at Lake Robbins, antiquing, traveling, camping, gardening, and her family.

We were fortunate to celebrate her 80th and her 90th birthday with family.

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, father and mother-in-law, Edward and Lorine Reimers; sister, Twila Morgan (William); and brother, Donald Zwald (Suzanne).

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda (Robert) Nelson; son, Randy (Lynne) Reimers; son, Rick (Carol) Reimers; daughter, Roxanne (Mikel) Lewis; nine grandchildren, Ryan (Libby) Nelson, Steven (Minda) Nelson, Jessica Nelson, Reece (Carrie) Reimers, Leslie (Josh) LeColst, Lindsey (Ben) Thomas, Lauren (Jared) Lundberg, Katelyn (Travis) Jones, James Lewis and 17 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life service for Dorothy will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden. Pastor Christopher Walters will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m.. on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Zion Lutheran Church. Carson-Stapp Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. For online obituaries and condolences, please visit:


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