Dorothy H. Beckendorf, 93 of Oakland, and formerly of rural Walnut, Iowa, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Oakland Manor.
Dorothy Helen was born on August 30, 1921, in Walnut, Iowa, the daughter of Jerry and Nora (Linkletter) Glissmann. She was the second born of four daughters. Dorothy attended country school and graduated from Lewis High School in 1939. After her younger sister graduated from high school they moved to California, and worked for a phone company.
On February 22, 1946, she married Clifford Beckendorf in Reno, Nevada. They made their home on a farm in rural Walnut. Dorothy was a hard worker and kept herself busy by keeping a tidy house, preparing meals for the hired men, tending chickens, cleaning the milking machines, and breeding German Shepherds.
Dorothy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Every month, she looked forward to her Neighborhood Ladies Club, where they enjoyed a cup of coffee while playing cards and visiting. She loved her family and her grandchildren will remember her for her delicious brownies.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Connie (Wylie) Busse of Oakland, IA and Donna (Sebastian) Astuto of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Jason (Claudia) Astuto of Flower Mound, TX, David (Aruna) Astuto of St. Louis, MO, Rachel (Chris) Allensworth of Walnut, IA, and Rebecca (Jake) Hodnefield of Garden City, IA; great-grandchildren, Brogan and Keagan Allensworth, Kennedy, Rylie and Aniken Hodnefield, Giana and Sebastian Astuto, and Milana Astuto; brother-in-law, Vernon Karstens; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Nora Glissmann; husband, Clifford in 1988; and her sisters, Hazel Henningsen, Jeraldine Karstens, and Ethel Wood.
A memorial graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the Atlantic Cemetery, with Pastor Ken Davidson officiating. Those who are unable to attend the graveside service are welcome to wait for the family at Zion Lutheran Church for a time of lunch and fellowship.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Dorothy's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Dorothy H. Beckendorf
August 30, 1921
Pottawattamie County, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
Monday, January 5, 2015
At the age of
93 years, 4 months & 6 days
MEMORIAL GRAVESIDE SERVICE
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Pastor Ken Davidson
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Dorothy’s family invites friends & relatives to join them for
a luncheon at Zion Lutheran Church following services at the cemetery.