Dorothy Mueggenberg, 93, of Carroll, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home in Carroll.
Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia. Celebrant will be Father Gary Snyder. Con-celebrant will be Father Richard Remmes. Music will be by Darlene Leiting and the St. John choir. Mass servers will be Tanner and Travis Freese. Lectorss will be Paul Kerkhoff, Dorothy's grandchildren Jaime Schwanz and Chad Onken, and Dorothy's great-grandson Tanner Lemmon. Gift bearers will be Dorothy's granddaughters Kim Lemmon, Julie Kerkhoff, Mitzi Callow and Jaime Schwanz. Casket bearers will be Dorothy's grandchildren Curt Augustus, Craig Augustus, Kevin Onken, Chad Onken, Kim Lemmon, Julie Kerkhoff, Mitzi Callow and Jaime Schwanz. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia. The Carroll Catholics Daughters of Americas and the St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard for the Mass.
Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Carroll Catholic Daughters of Americas and a Christian wake service by St. John Parish at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be left at the funeral home or church for the Clem and Dorothy Mueggenberg Fund of the Kuemper Foundation or for St. Anthony Hospice.
Born Dec. 6, 1919 at Arcadia, Iowa, Dorothy Kathryn was a daughter of Aloysius "Louis" and Johanna (Pille) Schroeder. She spent her younger years in the Arcadia community and attended St. John School.
On Aug. 20, 1940, she married Clem Mueggenberg at St. John Church in Arcadia. The couple farmed and raised their family north of Arcadia until 1978 when they retired and moved to their home in Arcadia.
In 2003, Dorothy moved to Orchard View in Carroll. She was a member of St. John Parish, St. John Ladies Guild, Catholic Daughters of Americas, and St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Dorothy loved her family and friends, spending winter months in Arizona with her husband, camping, playing cards, crafting, and china painting.
Survivors include her daughters: Kay Augustus of Carroll, Joni Livdahl of Scottsdale, Ariz., Patti Onken of Mesa, Ariz., and Jean McKinney of Carefree, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley (Robert) Wolterman of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Ivan (Alma) Schroeder of Elmer and Vincent (Carolyn) of Carroll; sister-in-law Lois Schroder of Omaha, Neb.; and brother-in-law Wilbert Lussman of Carroll; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clem, in 1999; son-in-law Robert Augustus; great-granddaughter Ashley Augustus; great-grandson Cole Callow; sisters Ethel Hesson, Mercedes Renze Ruth Lussman, and Marcella Schroder in infancy; and brothers Orville Schroeder and Duane Schroeder.
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