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Dorothy B. Houseman

December 24, 1925 December 22, 2020
Dorothy B. Houseman
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DOROTHY B. HOUSEMAN, 94, of Resthave Home in Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Resthave Home.

There will be a private family visitation, then a public graveside service at 1:00 PM Monday, December 28, 2020 at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, IL, officiated by Rev. Anthony Appel of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison, IL. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial to Christ Lutheran School in Sterling, IL has been established.

Dorothy was born December 24, 1925 in Morrison, IL to Bernhard H. and Anna (Meyerhoff) Rushmeyer. She was educated in the McElrath Grade School in rural Whiteside County and was a 1944 graduate of Morrison High School. She then attended Mt. St. Clare College in Clinton, IA. On February 17, 1946 she married Donald E. Houseman in Sterling, IL. He died March 4, 2005. Dorothy started off as a school teacher in a one room school in rural Whiteside County. She then farmed alongside her husband, Don, and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison and also the Mountain View Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, AZ. Dorothy was very involved at St. Peter’s where she played the organ, sang in the choir, taught catechism and Sunday school, was a member and officer in the Ladies Aide Society and belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was a member of 4-H and was an avid Cubs fan. Dorothy enjoyed traveling with her husband and had visited various locations throughout the world.

Survivors include two sons, J. Dan (Marilyn) Houseman of Lake St. Louis, MO and Michael (Barb) Houseman of Silvis, IL; eleven grandchildren, Ben (Jen Piper) Houseman, Jeremy (Jessica) Houseman, Matt Houseman, Michelle (Matt) Pinkerton, Ann Houseman, Christian Houseman, Don Jhovani Houseman, Jordie Houseman, Linda Houseman, Andrea (Ricardo) Gutierrez, Mitch (Stacey) Houseman; one sister-in-law, Marge Rushmeyer of Morrison, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; two sons, David and Keith Houseman; one brother, Art Rushmeyer.

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Graveside

Monday

28

Dec

1:00 PM 12/28/2020 1:00:00 PM
Oak Knoll Memorial Park

18268 Pennington Rd.
Sterling, IL 61081

Oak Knoll Memorial Park
18268 Pennington Rd. Sterling 61081 IL
United States

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Oak Knoll Memorial Park Final Resting Place

18268 Pennington Rd.
Sterling, IL 61081

18268 Pennington Rd. Sterling 61081 IL
United States
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