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Dorothy I. Seuring

Dorothy Irene Seuring, 100, of Baileyville, died on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Liberty Village.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1918, in Winslow, to Clarence and Phebe (Reck) Wales and graduated from Winslow High School in 1936. 

She married Irvin Seuring on Aug. 10, 1946. He died April 15, 2017.  

Dorothy tested cream at a local cheese factory and worked as a housekeeper.  

She worked at Burgess Battery during World War II before marriage and then became a farm/house wife. 

She and Irvin farmed in Florence Station before moving back to the home farm in Baileyville.  

She was a member of the Florence United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for 25 years and as a Sunday school teacher. 

Dorothy was active in her children’s school functions along with the parent teacher association.  

She was also a 70-year member of Silver Creek Home Extension.  

She enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing cards, gardening and canning, baking, cooking and in later years reading.

Surviving are her son, Rodney (Karen) Seuring, of Baileyville; daughter, Teresa (Chad) Hageman, of Caledonia; stepson, Gene (Patricia) Seuring, of Rockford; grandchild, Adam Hageman, of Chicago; step-grandchildren, Douglas (Susan) Seuring, of Carmel, Indiana, Michael (Jennifer) Seuring, of Chicago, Wendy (Jon) Ralston, of Denver, Colorado, Kathy Holtze, of Winfield; nine step-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Myrna Seuring.

Preceding her in death were son, Randall Seuring; husband, Irvin; step-grandson, Steven Seuring; brothers, Ralph and Robert Wales; sisters, Lois Meighan and Letha Leverton.

Services were held Dec. 19 with burial at Cranes Grove Cemetery, Baileyville.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cranes Grove Cemetery Association, Florence United Methodist Church, or Stephenson County HCE (Home Extension).  

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Pastor’s Kathleen Brinkmeier and Joe Warner and Liberty Village Bounce Back program. 

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