Words cannot express how much I loved this woman. I miss her so much. She was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. RIP Good woman.
LETTS, Iowa -DoraJean Phyllis Landon, 82, of Letts, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at her home.
Graveside Service will be held Saturday June 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., in the Letts Cemetery. James Wester will officiate. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Following the Graveside Service there will be a luncheon at the Letts Community Center until 3:00 p.m.
DoraJean was born on June 8, 1938, in Iowa City, the daughter of Maxine Lillian Janney. Her greatest accomplishments in life was her nursing career at Muscatine Hospital and raising her six daughters. She was an active member of Ss. Mary Mathias Parish.
After retirement in 2000, she continued to care for her life long companion, Thomas Dean Weckel, aka Red, until his passing in 2002.
She truly enjoyed volunteering at the window box at Unity Point Trinity Muscatine Hospital where she kept in contact with previous co-workers and met and made many new friends.
DoraJean is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Decker, Julie Landon of Colorado Springs, Susan Secrest and husband, John, of Franklin, North Carolina, Bonnie Noll, Sarah Wenzel of Letts, and Jane Chown of Mount Ida, Arkansas; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild with another on the way; brother, Konrad Sack and wife, Donnell, of Mount Carroll, Illinois, and Paul Neff of Muscatine; and loving cousin, Janiece Barber of Des Plains, Illinois.
She is preceded in death by her father, Harold Neff; her mother, Maxine Janney; one brother, Eugene Neff; her sister, Ann Neff; and one grandson, Tyler Wenzel.
So sorry to hear about Dora’s passing! We sat together often at church. Always enjoyed talking with her for a few minutes after mass! RIP Dora!
Dora was a special lady who took me under her wing while I worked with her at Muscatine General Hospital. So many memories. She alway put a smile on everyones face. A legend
To Bonnie and Nick Noll, I’m sorry to hear of your mom and grandma passing. Dorajean was a very sweet and kind person. I’ll be praying and thinking of you both at this time.
Our hearts go out to all of you. We know only a little of how strong your mother was, which is reflected in the strength of each of her daughters. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Kevan Chown
I have so many great memories of our time at MGH. May she RIP
so sorry for your loss! your mom was a fun and wonderful lady. she was a dear friend of my older sister Georgia (Lick) Jurevitz, they were in nursing school together and together they attended a coffee group in Muscatine .with several also wonderful ladies, i am sure they were all very serious ( ha ha) about life issues!!! again so sorry!
My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the family and friends of DoraJean. I was definitely not one of her favorites at one time but I've always had the utmost respect for her for raising six beautiful, smart, and loving daughters that I consider life long friends. Floyd "Dude " Smith
Dori always sat behind us at Mass. She was such a friendly warm person. We will miss her. Ted & Ann Hatfield
Trinity Friends Muscatine would like to express our sympathy to Dora's family.
Submitted by Ann Hatfield, corresponding secretary
Becky, Julie, Susan, Bonnie, Sarah and Jane,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. How I enjoyed running into her. Our visits were always so nice. She was a wonderful lady that raised six great daughters. May God comfort you in your loss.
Jill Reed Hoben
Ladies, so sorry for your loss. Your mom had a special way of making a person feel comfortable. She helped me through a scary time after the birth of my son. A very special lady. Hugs and prayers to all of you.
Lori Crull Wolfe
Red and Dorie were mentors, caretakers, and friends. I love them both. I was always welcome in Dorie's home no matter what time, rest on the sofa and get yourself something to eat if you're hungry. Dorie patched me up, or gave me medical advice to get me through my mishaps. We talked for hours about world issues, and Letts issues, and laughed about it all. I will always remember her smiling, and starting to laugh. She had a look that said she knew life's troubles weren't as important as life's blessings. Her home was a safe place for me, and her friendship was the same. I will always treasure her.
I have known Dorie for over 50 yrs and consider her a good friend. We shared many “blood and guts” experiences when I worked with Muscatine ambulance. Always a twinkle in her eyes and a smile on face not matter the situation. RIP good friend.
So very sorry Dorie was such a special person and will be missed by so many, Hugs
Sorry for the loss of your mom, hugs and prayers for your family
So sorry for your loss Bonnie! Your Mom is always with you in your heart and in your memories.
I worked with your Mom in the early 70's at Oakwood Nursing Home! She was so very proud of her daughters! She taught me so much as a nurse but most of all as a person! Over the years she just popped into my life whether at the hospital, Lutheran Homes or church! She was a very special woman! May she rest in peace!
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