Cover photo for Doris Sothman's Obituary
Doris Sothman Profile Photo

Doris Sothman

October 24, 1930 — December 22, 2017

Doris Sothman

Obituary for Doris L. Sothman

Doris L. Sothman, 87, of Washington Township, Cass County, Iowa, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017, at her home.

Doris LaVonne Peterson was born on October 24, 1930, in Cass County, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence August and Emilie Anna Gretchen (Brehmer) Peterson. She graduated from Atlantic High School. On November 27, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lawrence “Larry” Irvin Sothman at the Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Atlantic.

Doris and Larry were blessed with 64 years of marriage before his passing in 2014. In everything they did, they made a great team, from encouraging each other to understanding each other’s strengths. Doris tended to be strong willed and firm with her voice and Larry a bit more laid back, sensitive and quiet. While Larry handled things at the farm, Doris raised the boys and did the housework. She had an extremely hard work ethic; never complaining of the work she had done or that needed to be done. Always taking great pride in her home, she was sure to have things just right; no shoes allowed, nothing out of place and not a speck of dust to be seen. In all her hard work her family was her greatest joy. Doris didn’t just voice how much she loved and cared; she showed them with numerous hugs and other acts of love. She was a devoted wife and mother; always there and putting others needs in front of her own. Val and Vaughn feel they couldn’t have been taken care of any better, and will cherish all of the wonderful memories in the years to come.

Doris is survived by her sons, Vaughn (Cindy) Sothman of Colby, Kansas and Val Sothman of Lewis, Iowa; three grandchildren, Erin (Justin) Hurst of West Des Moines, Iowa, Vanessa “Liz” (Ara) Bartemes of Weilerbach, Germany and Emilie Sothman of Omaha, Nebraska; and two great-grandchildren, William and Chance Hurst.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Sothman and brother, Daryll Peterson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the United Church of Christ in Atlantic, with Reverend Nancy Jensen officiating.

A private burial will take place prior to the service in the Atlantic Cemetery.

No visitation with the family is scheduled.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation to the Open Door Mission in Omaha

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Doris’ family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com

IN MEMORY OF
Doris L. Sothman

BORN
October 24, 1930
Cass County, Iowa

ENTERED INTO REST
December 22, 2017
Washington Township, Cass County, Iowa

At the age of
87 Years, 1 Month and 28 Days

CELEBRATION OF LIFE
11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017
United Church of Christ ~ Atlantic, Iowa

OFFICIATING
Reverend Nancy Jensen

ORGANIST
Jolene Mitchell

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
“Joy to the World” by the Congregation

“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
recorded by Jodi Greiner

“Silent Night” by the Congregation

“Mary, Did You Know?”
recorded by Heidi HInman

CASKET BEARERS
Justin Hurst
Kevin Peterson
Brody Peterson
Denny Schlueter
John Metheney
Dennis Phillips

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Erin Hurst
William Hurst
Chance Hurst
Liz Bartemes
Ara Bartemes
Emilie Sothman
Cindy Sothman
Bob Sothman

FLOWER COMMITTEE
Duane and Shirley Acker
Duane and Karen Woodward
Larry and Mary Reimer
Georgia and Arnold Brehmer

INTERMENT
Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Memorials may be made to the family
for later designation to the
Open Door Mission in Omaha.

The family invites you to join
them immediately following the service.
for lunch in the fellowship hall.


Roland Funeral Home ~ Atlantic, Iowa







To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Doris Sothman, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Service Information

Atlantic United Church of Christ

1607 Hazel St, Atlantic, IA 50022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment Location

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Reception Information

Atlantic United Church of Christ

1607 Hazel St, Atlantic, IA 50022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree