A funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the Buffalo Center United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Winter Chapel.
Dorothy Lillian Miller Dearing, 95 of Buffalo Center, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. She was blessed to have family by her side in her final days.
Dorothy was born in the Buffalo Center area on June 16, 1923 to Edward and Ella (Zierke) Miller. She was the last born of five girls and grew up helping her parents on the family farm. She attended country school in Rake, Iowa. On February 21, 1942, Dorothy married her sweetheart, Willard Dearing. Together they raised three children on their farm between Rake and Buffalo Center.
Dorothy found joy in cooking, baking and caring for her home and yard. Many have fond memories of a favorite food item she prepared and her freezer was always stocked with an abundance of her delicious homemade cookies. Dorothy had a deep rooted love for the farm and was always interested in the daily progress of the crops. Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Buffalo Center, Iowa. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was loved by many.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Willard; her daughter, Jolene Johnson; her parents, Edward and Ella Miller; sister Lenora, sister Esther, sister Sadie and sister, Luella.
Left to cherish her memory include her son, Ron (Ginger) Dearing of Buffalo Center, IA; daughter, Joyce Dearing of Columbus NE; son-in-law, Robert (Jolene) Johnson of Northfield, MN; grandchildren Keven (Coney) Dearing, Kristen (Dale) Askeland, Stacey (Chad) White, Rebecca (Greg) Brown, Paul (Jill) Lally, Scott Johnson and Chad (Katie) Johnson; 14 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
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I just remember when Ron and I went to school in elementary and I went out on the farm for visits. As years passed we stayed friends and every summer before fall I would go to the Dearing farm near Take and spend time helping out and eating. What a cook!!
Just wonderful memories with family and my good friend Ron. My prayers and condolences to the family. Loved your family!!
To Dorothy's family,
Gonna miss our visits, and laughs we shared. I loved hearing her stories about her life growing up, and the years her and Willard farmed. An amazing couple, that did everything together. Her family was so important to her. She told just a few weeks ago that she knows Willard misses her. Now they are together with Jolene, watching over you all. My deepest sympathy to you all. So thank ful I got to know her over the years doing her hair.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you over the loss of your Mother. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
I miss Dorothy sitting up front and saying hi to her, she always had her hair so nice and looked nice. Shirley H.
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