Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

August 30, 2013

Dorothy Juhnke


Effingham Daily News

---- — Dorothy L. Doeding Juhnke, 83, of Strasburg, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg, with the Rev. Steven Becker officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Strasburg. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Church Choir Fund or Church Organ Fund. Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.howeandyockey.com. Dorothy was born on June 2, 1930, in Strasburg, the daughter of Edward William and Amelia Sophia Vogel Doeding. She graduated from Strasburg High School in the Class of 1948. Dorothy married Paul Edward Juhnke on Aug. 21, 1949. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg, where she was active in the church choir. She loved to garden and loved her cats. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Debra K. Richards and husband, Mark of Stewardson and Marcia L. Thomas of Strasburg; sister, Lela Ostermeier and husband, Dwight of Strasburg; four granddaughters, Sarah Wyckoff and husband, Ryan of Effingham, Laura Thomas and husband, Dave of Troy, Amy Thomas of Urbana and Katie Thomas of Glen Carbon; and four great-grandchildren, Leo and Maddux Wyckoff and Ava and Maleah Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul, on Sept. 24, 2011; and three sisters, Helen Buesking, Retha Schwartz and Juanita Weber. Sign the guestbook at www.effinghamdailynews.com.