Dorothy Mae Meyer was born Oct. 21, 1929 to Louie and Annie (Haage) Meyer in Elk Point, S.D. She resided in Akron until she met and married William Boomgaarden Jr. on April 11, 1953. Together, they raised their five children in Hawarden. Dorothy held many jobs, but she most enjoyed working at the Hillcrest Health Care Center as a nurse's aide. She was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Dorothy was active in the Hawarden Saddle Club. She loved to tell stories of old times, horseback riding and especially spending time with her family. Dorothy's passion for yodeling will not be forgotten.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Boomgaarden Jr.; a grandson, Chad Plueger; and a sister, Helen Tentinger.
Dorothy is survived by her five children: Marty Boomgaarden of Lincoln, Neb., Mark Boomgaarden and his special friend Denise Schreier of LeMars, Madona (Darrel) Plueger of Surprise, Az., Michele (Terry) Linn of Cherokee and Midge (Chris) McClosky of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren: Zeb (Shelly) Boomgaarden, Jake Boomgaarden, Kelly (Jeremy) Huls, Katie (Chris) Anderson, Aren Plueger, Zach, Jacoba and Tia Wilde, Robert and William McClosky; 10 great-grandchildren: Hayley Boomgaarden, Austin, Rianne and Carter Huls, Kasadee and Cooper Anderson, Isiah, Sadayah and Aren Plueger Jr and Gabriel Bustos; one brother, Lloyd (Betty) Meyer and one sister, Alma Knecht, both of Akron.