Dorothy Anderlik, 87
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 8:20am admin
Feb. 21, 1930 —
March 27, 2017
Lime Springs - Dorothy R. Anderlik, age 87, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Evans Home in Cresco, Iowa.
Memorial services will be 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Dorothy was born Feb. 21, 1930 at Elma, Iowa, to Lester and Ida (Laue) Stevenson. She grew up attending area schools and graduated from Cresco High School in 1948. She then attended courses at Luther College and obtained her teaching certificate. For several years Dorothy taught in rural country schools.
On April 6, 1951, she married Claire Anderlik at Cresco United Methodist Church. For 42 years the couple farmed in the Cresco area. Dorothy was always active on the farm, milking cows and grinding feed, but her favorite was cultivating corn. They retired in 1995 and moved to Lime Springs. There they became members of the Lime Springs United Methodist Church, of which she was active with the United Methodist Women’s group.
During retirement Dorothy enjoyed baking, gardening, doing counted cross-stitch and painting Claire’s woodworking projects.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Claire of Lime Springs; a daughter, Cheryl (Loren) Bronner of Cresco; a son-in-law, James Perry of Cresco; three grandchildren, Brian Perry of Cross Plains, Wis., Lyle Perry of Cresco and Alisha Perry of Cresco; two great-granddaughters, Chasidy and Jaya of Salem, Mass.; and three sisters, Darlene (Larry) Jones of Yuma, Ariz., Ida Gooden and special friend, Dan Nitti, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. and Carol (Jesse) Hampton of Denver, Colo.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joyce Perry in 2014; and a brother, Lester Stevenson.