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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Obituary - Dorothea Martha Wentzel

Dorothea Martha Wentzel, age 92, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home.

On a later date, a burial of Dorothea’s remains will be held at Camp Butler in Springfield, Illinois.

Dorothea was born in Goodhue, Minnesota on October 23, 1928 to William Schramm and Dora (Bottcher) Schramm. After graduating high school Dorothea worked as a teacher for two years before becoming a homemaker, raising her five children. She then was a dietary manager at the Lewis Memorial Christian Village Nursing Home in Illinois. In Springfield, Illinois Dorothea was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church until moving to Crawfordsville, Indiana where she became a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. In life she enjoyed macrame, sewing, watching birds, and crafting.

Dorothea was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Arnold Wentzel; parents, William and Dora Schramm; one sisters; and four brothers.

She is survived by her four sons, Paul Wentzel (Rita), John Wentzel (Cindy), David Wentzel, and Phil Wentzel (Becky); daughter, Lenice Vaught (Larry); thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1414 E. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd., Springfield, Illinois 62704 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278