Dorothy Ella Leta Meyer (97) passed away on April 2, 2021. She was born on January 6th, 1924 to Henry and Anna (Wiebusch) Siemers in Otoe, Nebraska. After graduating from Otoe High School, she attended the Lincoln School of Commerce. She married Lorenz F. Meyer on April 14, 1943. They lived in several towns in Otoe County, moving to Lincoln in 1955, where they raised three children: Susan, David, and Mary Ann. Dorothy worked in the Accounting Dept. of the Federal Soil Conservation Service from 1955 to 1989. She took pride in her work, earning many awards and promotions. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church Lincoln and enjoyed square dancing and round dancing with Lorenz.
In 1994 she moved to Plainfield, IN to be near family. While living there she joined Plainfield United Methodist Church and the Women’s Club. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her brother and sister- in- law, and friends. She loved hosting out-of-town family whenever they could visit. Her hobbies included needle work, playing Scrabble, and walking/exercising. Dorothy took advantage of many traveling opportunities after retirement, both overseas and state-side.
Dorothy was predeceased by her son, husband, brother (Ralph Siemers), two sisters (Margaret Ingram and Lorene Hillman), and many in-laws. She is survived by her daughters: Susan Meyer; Mary Ann Hamilton and son-in-law, Michael; and 3 grandchildren: Joanna Hamilton, Kimberly Hamilton (Ashley Running), and Ian Hamilton; and one sister-in-law (Martha Siemers), along with many nieces and nephews.
No memorial services are planned at this time. Celebration of Life and graveside services will be held with family and friends this summer. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Plainfield United Methodist Church.
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