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Dorothy M. Holstine


Dorothy M. Holstine, 92, of Colchester, died at 4:18 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at Great River Medical Center, Burlington, Iowa.
She was born Aug.12, 1917, in Colchester, to Fred Gilbert and Bertha Mae (Sanford) Hoyt. She married James Otho Holstine on April 21, 1937, in Monmouth. He died March 20, 1986.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Eloise Caspall; one son-in-law, Howard Clark; and two brothers, Robert and Richard Hoyt.
She is survived by four daughters, Eileen (John) Zimmerman, Cuba, Beth (Jerry) Biswell, Colchester, Nancy (Richard) Lacy, Colchester, and Evelyn (Orval) Hagan, Colchester; one son-in-law, Fred Caspall, Macomb; 14 grandchildren, Debi Caspall, Laura Cripe, Brad, Brent and Sonya Clark, Shawn McCue, Tim Biswell, Stephanie Bryan, Amie Weir, Anthony and Matthew Lacy, Ryan Hagan, John Zimmerman and Julie Munson; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two expected great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Blondell (Barb) Hoyt, Macomb; and two sisters, Lois (Alvin) Curtis, Macomb, and Miriam (Merlin) Lefler, Macomb.
She lived in Bethel Township on the family farm all of her life where they had many family reunions. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and American Baptist Women and served as president. She was a trustee at the church and was on the flower committee. She organized and taught the Willling Workers Sunday School Class, did mission work at the church and was a leader and organizer for activities at the church.
She was well known for her pie making and she had made a pie for her brother the day before she entered the hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with Pastor Jim Richardson officiating.
Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery south of Fandon.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Holstine Memorial Fund.
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