1925-2012

Dorothy Ida Grundmeier, 87, of Carroll, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Carroll Health Center Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating.  Friends may call at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be prayer service at 7 p.m.  The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Monday.  Organist for the service will be Jan Hoff. Congregational hymns will be “Beautiful Savior,” “Be Still My Soul” and “Now Thank We All Our God.”  Casket bearers will be Steven Musfeldt, Dale Musfeldt, Allen Grundmeier, Kurt Grundmeier, Robert Grundmeier and Robert Meehan. Honorary casket bearers will be Lester Outhouse and Michael Vogl. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born  March 8, 1925, at Arcadia, Iowa, she was a daughter of Emil and Ida (Vetter) Grundmeier. Dorothy was baptized March 29, 1925 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on April 2, 1939 at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia. She attended country school as a girl and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1942. Following high school she was employed at Montgomery Ward Company and Electric Light and Power Company for several years.  She also worked for several years for Dr. Rudolph Ferlic as an office manager and assisted with patient care, retiring in 1982. After retirement Dorothy helped her sisters Frances and Louise in their seamstress business. Dorothy enjoyed needlework and was very involved in the Ladies Quilting Club at St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a member. She was also active with senior fellowship and the women’s guild at St. Paul.

Dorothy is survived by two nieces: Mary Ann Musfeldt and her husband David of Manning and Caroline Niehaus and her husband Ralph of Arcadia; a nephew Donald Grundmeier of Westside; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters: Frances Grundmeier, Louise Kurth and Irene Bayer; and brothers Otto and Emil Grundmeier.