She was born in New London on March 4, 1926, the third of five children to Louis and Alice (Wendt) Soffa. She is survived by two children, a son Jim (Margie) Schneider and daughter Jean Schneider; and daughter-in-law, Jill Schneider; sisters, Evangeline (Evan) Voss and Joann (Pete) Nieland; grandchildren Gwenn (Andy) Radtke, Terra Schneider, Jodi (Ron) Rutledge, Katie (Paul) Freeman, Joseph Bain, Jessica (Charles) Williams, 10 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul; son, David; brother, Eugene; sister, Joyce; and grandson Brad.
Funeral Services will be held Friday July 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London with Rev. Marcus Schulz officiating. Friends may call before the service from 9-11 a.m. with services beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery, New London. The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com
Special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Residence for the care and compassion shown to Dorothy in her final days.