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Dorothy Brown, 89 - September 29, 2014

Dorothy Eleanor Brown, 89, of Gothenburg passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Interment will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will take place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Brown was born Aug. 20, 1925, at Bertrand, daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Fish) Dyer.
She attended rural school near Bertrand until the fifth grade when her family moved to Gothenburg. She then graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1943.
On June 10, 1944, she was united in marriage to Rollie H. Brown at Philloipsburg, KS. To this union, four children were born, two sons and two daughters.
Her life was full as a farmer’s helper and housewife as well as being employed cleaning houses. Prior to her marriage, she was employed at Frenchy’s Cafe.
Brown was a longtime member of the Sunny South Side Club.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Arthur and Margaret; a sister, Phyllis Hite.
Survivors include: her husband of 70 years, Rollie H. Brown of Gothenburg; two daughters—Louise (David) Diehl of Huron, SD, and Bonnie (John) McCarthy of Lipan, TX; two sons—Leslie (Diane) Brown of Gothenburg and Dan (Rebecca) Brown of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren—Todd, Mary, Lisa, Scott, Jason, Lloyd, Larry, Lynette, Leon, Craig, Crystal and Curtis; 22 great-grandchildren—Allie, Shawn, Tason, Kayla, Brandon, Shae, Amber, Ryan, Courtney, Sarah, Collin, Jake, Madison, Zachery, Carson, Archie, Sean, Oliver, Tyler, Cheyenne, Anna and Macy; great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; four brothers—Daryl (Margaret) Dyer, Donnie (Marean) Dyer, Dick (Sandra) Dyer and Bob (Judi) Dyer; five sisters—Marjorie Swearingen, Norma Venema, Marilyn (Art) Johnson, Carol Jean (Eldon) Wood and Judy Kay (Mike) Young; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1500 S. 70th St., Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68506, and the Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.