|Dorothy A. Thode, 68, of 1072 Jefferson St., Galesburg, died at 4:51 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Genesis West Hospital, Davenport, Iowa.
She was born January 25, 1942 in Galesburg, the daughter of Henry and Helga Poulsen Jensen. She married Michael E. Thode on June 6, 1964 in Altona, Ill.
She is survived by her husband, Mike, two daughters, Lisa (and Ignacio) Santa Cruz of University City, Mo. and DeAnn (and Mike) Pomatto of St. Louis, Mo., four grandchildren, Nachi Santa Cruz, Diego Santa Cruz, Dominic Pomatto, and Ella Pomatto, and two sisters, Kathryn (and Eldon) McKie of Kirkwood, Mo. and Leona Swanson of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Dorothy graduated from ROVA High School in 1960 and attended the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa. She lived in St. Louis for many years, where she was a staff secretary for Claymont Elementary School for 10 years and was a member of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church. She had lived in Galesburg since 2002 and was a member of the Covenant Church, its Hannah Circle, the Ladies Bible Study Group, and sang in the church choir. Dorothy was also a member of the ROVA Wednesday Coffee Group.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Covenant Church. Rev. Tom Ek will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Oneida Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Covenant Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.