Dorothy M. Zuber, age 96, of Middle Amana, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House, in Hiawatha, Iowa. Funeral Services: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday afternoon, June 4, 2013, Middle Amana Community Church with Elder Alan Trumpold officiating. Burial will be in the Middle Amana Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Middle Amana Community Church. Memorials may be contributed to the Amana Church Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy is survived by her son Robert (Mary) of Middle Amana; two daughters, Kathy Schwarting (Bob) of Middle Amana and Carol Ann Vogt (John) of Marengo; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister Florence Schuerer (George) of Amana; sister-in-law, Connie Zuber and step sister-in-law Louise Zuber, both of Amana; and step brother-in-law, Jack Zuber (Waunita) of Hiawatha.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1976, a brother Bill Zuber, a sister Margaret at age 2, and a grandson Christopher Vogt in 2010.
Dorothy Marie Zuber was born April 20, 1917 in Middle Amana, Iowa, the daughter of William Carl and Emilie Murbach Zuber. She received her education in the Amana schools, and went to work at the Amana Woolen Mill. Dorothy married William Henry Zuber on June 11, 1938 at the Middle Amana Church. They moved into the family home and resided there for their entire life. Dorothy also helped her husband at the Middle Amana General Store. Later, she became a cook for her brother, Bill Zuber at “the Dugout” in Homestead, and became well-known for her delicious cooking. She retired from there at the age of 83.
She enjoyed music, reading, and crossword puzzles. She loved gardening, baking, cooking, and “Dean Martin”. She was a member of the Amana Church Society. Dorothy’s family was so very important to her and she cherished the time she spent with them, especially cooking big meals on Thursday nights for them. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and knew her.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, and the staff of the Dennis and Donna Oldorf House of Hospice, for the loving care of our mother and grandmother.