Dorothy L. Joseph, 89, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care Unit. A funeral service celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Stephen Mueller will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be left to Concordia Lutheran Church. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
She was born on Feb. 22, 1924, in Warren, Wis., the daughter of Louis and Hulda (Meutzel) Schroeder. She married Oliver E. Joseph on Sept. 12, 1947 in Warren. He died in 1995. She worked at the former Miller Music in Geneseo for several years. She was a lifelong member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed sewing and reading.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Scott) Shipman of Geneseo; three sons, Gary, James and John (Annette) Joseph, all of Geneseo; sister-in-law, Eleanor Dettmann of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren, Kimberly (Shane) McBee, Troy (Amy) Joseph, Robert (Heidi) Hungate, Sean Joseph, Adam (Christina) Joseph, Ryan Shipman, Natalie Shipman, Jessica Bickett, and Chelsea Bickett; great grandchildren, Carrie Ann Hungate, Cay Leigh Hungate, Shane Joseph, Drew Joseph, Kellan McBee and Mason Joseph. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughters-in-law, Joyce Joseph and Brenda Joseph.