Funeral Services for Dorothy Jo Andersen, age 96, of Fort Calhoun, formerly of Winside, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 412 Miner St., in Winside. P.M.A. Glenn Kietzman will be officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Crowell Home in Blair, Nebraska.
Dorothy Jo was born in Wayne, Nebraska, on May 23, 1926, to Chris and Clara (Nielsen) Jensen.
Dorothy Jo’s life was full of love and service. She spent her childhood and the majority of her life around the Winside area. She graduated from Winside High School and married Leonard on February 14, 1944. Dorothy Jo was devoted to her family and active in her church. She loved to bake and garden. She was an amazing needlework artist. Dorothy Jo especially enjoyed collecting angels, snowmen, cardinal themed items. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Dorothy Jo, is survived by her son, Robert (Mary Lynne) Andersen of Fort Calhoun, son-in-law Bernie Craven of Norfolk, her brother Dr. Ron (Cheryl) Jensen of Davis, California, and her sister-in-law Betty Ann Andersen from Hoskins. Dorothy Jo left a lasting impression on the five grandchildren she doted on and her beloved great-grandchildren, Kris (Jerry) Yrkoski of Silver Creek, Micki (Tony) Hernandez of Omaha, Teresa (Chad) Lake of Fort Calhoun, Jeff (Sheila) Craven of Norfolk, and Ryan (Mandi) Craven from Omaha. Her twelve great-grandchildren lovingly referred to her as big grandma were so blessed to have her in their lives, Brayden Lake, Sabrina Hernandez, Riley Lake, Jacob Craven, Jenna Craven, Hannah Yrkoski, Adriana Hernandez, Carter Craven, Emma Yrkoski, Grace Yrkoski, Kinzie Craven, and Lexi Craven. Dorothy Jo loved her family and also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard; daughter, Carol Craven; parents, Chris and Clara Jensen; sister Wilma Andersen and brother Robert Jensen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Minnie Andersen; brothers-in-law, Howard (Jean) Andersen, and Marvin Andersen; and sisters-in-law, Dorthea (Dewey) Jensen.
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