A funeral service for Dorothy Louise “Dottie” Steeley, 77, was held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Wheatland with Pastor Andy Gudahl officiating. Interment will be in the Wheatland Cemetery.
Dottie Steeley died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Aurora, Colo.
Dottie was born Jan. 7, 1936 in Marsh Field, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Eldora Maye (Huffer) Townsend. She was later adopted and raised by Ira McIntire. Her family moved to Albin, where she attended elementary school. They later moved to Wheatland, where she finished her education.
She was married to Dwaine Albert Steeley on July 13, 1952 in Wheatland.
Dottie was an avid bowler for many years and achieved the women’s high score with a nearly perfect score of 298.
Dottie worked in the restaurant business for over 25 years and 30 years as a bookkeeper for various businesses in Wheatland and retired in 2009 from Bloedorn Lumber. Dottie has operated a cleaning service since 1980 and was cleaning for two businesses up until the time of her death.
Dottie had the love of cooking and baking at home and for her friends, and was still actively baking for the First Christian Church whenever needed.
Dottie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Maynard and Audrey Huffer; her mom and step father, Maye and Don Hitt; husband, Dwaine, on Nov. 23, 2000; daughter, Rhonda L. Steeley, on March 24, 1986; and grandsons, Scotty Joe Burnett, in September 1971 and Cody M. Burnett, on March 13, 2010.
Dottie is survived by daughters, Beverly M. (Lonnie) Orr of Oldtown, Idaho and Roseanne L. (Frank) Solomonson of Richfield, Minn.; granddaughters, Carrie (Bob) Harmon of Spokane, Wash., Christa (Torrey) Kurth of Tolstoy, S.D., and Coni Burnett of Bloomington, Minn.; step grandsons, Russell (Linda) Orr of Belen, N.M. and Wade Orr of Colony; great grandchildren, Bryce Harmon and Hunter Harmon, both of Spokane, Sage Kurth and Katie Kurth, both of Tolstoy, and Leihla Wilson of Bloomington.
Serving as pallbearers will be Colby Lebsack, Rick Robbins, Lonnie Orr, Frank Solomonson, Bryce Harmon and Bob Harmon.
Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Hunter Harmon.
Arrangements were under the direction of Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.gormanfh.com.