Dorothy Schlutz
August 5, 1918 - September 2, 2008

Dorothy Schlutz

Dorothy Schlutz
Aug 5, 1918 - Sep 2, 2008

Dorothy Schlutz

DOROTHY SCHLUTZ MUSCATINE, Iowa - Dorothy Schlutz, 90, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at Bickford Cottage. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2008, at the funeral home. Dorothy was born on August 5, 1918, in Muscatine, the daughter of William H. and Nellie Shields Greenwald. She won the National Spelling Contest in 1932. She was a 1936 graduate of Muscatine High School and attended Muscatine Junior College for one and one-half years. She married Kenneth W. Schlutz on May 17, 1939, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 2001. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church and a long time member of the First Baptist Church. She had worked for Carver Pump, Stanley Law Office and H.J. Heinz Company. She loved to read. Survivors include two daughters, Marian A. Rummel and husband, Gerald, of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Katherine A. Skrei and husband, William, of Sun Lakes, Arizona; two granddaughter, Julie Skrei of Las Vegas, and Wendy Lahr of Maricopa, Arizona; and two great-granddaughters, Sara and Alison Nordgren, of Baldwin, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, Harold, Clifford, Lawrence, and Robert Greenwald, one sister, Hazel Hoeksema, and one grandson, Steven Nordgren.

 
 

Moira Rummel on Sep 5, 2008

Dear Marian,
Our love and prayers are with you and your family today. May God hold you in the palm of His Hand during the coming days
We treasure the memories you shared with us of Dorothy's life.
The Richard Rummel family

Virginia Guck on Sep 4, 2008

Dorothy has been a lady to be admired. I remember when she was the National Spelling Champion, and I feel richer for having known her. You have my sympathy. She is in a better place. Virginia Guck

Kris Godeke Updike on Sep 2, 2008

Dear Kathy and Marian,

You have my deepest sympathy at this very sad time. Your mother was so very kind to my mother when they shared a life at Bickford. Mom and I both enjoyed your mother's friendship and were we very grateful for her kindness. You are but a few months behind me on a very difficult path. If I can help in any way, I would be pleased to do so. I will be thinking about you and remembering all of you Friday. Kris

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