Dorothy Crandall, age 97 of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee where she had been a resident for the past two years..
Visitation was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangement. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Dorothy Jeanette Kohn was born on July 19, 1915 to Frank and Josephine (Heinen) Kohn in Cherokee. She went to Pilot #3 rural elementary school. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Cherokee in 1933. She went to one year of nursing school in Sioux City. Dorothy then moved to Omaha, Neb. and worked at Pendelton clothing factory as a seamstress.
On July 2, 1955, Dorothy married Earl Crandall at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Omaha, NE. They later moved to Baltimore, MD where she worked as a seamstress making men's suits. After Earl's death in 1981, Dorothy moved back to Cherokee, to be closer to her family. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in which she was involved with the I.C. Women's Guild. She enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Earl, one brother, Melvin Kohn, two sisters, Evelyn Brownmiller and Berniece Casey, a brother and sister in infancy, one brother-in-law, three nieces, and two nephews.
Dorothy is survived by one brother, Delbert (Irene) Kohn of Battle Creek, two sisters, Fran Dye of Reno, Neveda, Margaret (Midge) Courtright of Cherokee, and one brother-in-law, Jim Casey of Omaha, Neb., several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and one great-great niece.