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Dorothy Irene Randeris

September 22, 1923 — March 25, 2024

Dorothy Irene Randeris, the daughter of Amiel and Hulda (Fries) Troll, was born September 22, 1923, at her parents’ home near Walnut, Iowa and died March 25, 2024, at the Friendship Home in Audubon, Iowa at the age of 100 years, 6 months, and 3 days.

Dorothy was baptized as an adult at the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon, Iowa in 1958. She attended rural school, Monroe #5 near Walnut, Iowa through 8th grade. Dorothy then was employed by a neighboring family helping care for their newborn. Later she worked as a CNA at the Harlan Hospital and then for John Fredericksen in Harlan.

On March 16, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harold Christian Randeris at the Avoca Lutheran Church. They were blessed with three children Janice, Steve and Roger. They operated their farm east of Hamlin, Iowa where they grew row crops and raised livestock. Dorothy raised chickens and had a large vegetable garden and enjoyed canning the produce. They lived on the farm until June of 1987 when they moved into Audubon. Harold died August 29, 2003. Dorothy lived in her home until she moved into the Friendship Home in 2019.

Dorothy was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon, Iowa and a member of the Church Circle. While living on the farm she was a member of the Neighborhood Club. Dorothy enjoyed cooking and baking. She always had the coffee pot on with cookies and other goodies for all to enjoy. But Dorothy’s greatest passion was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold C. Randeris; her grandson Brian Hoover; her parents; her sisters and brothers: Alverta and Walter Hansen, Alvin and Lois Troll, Gertrude and John Jacobsen, Wilfred and Ruth Troll, Leora and Kirk Olav, Darlene and Edward Arp, Elmer Heimmerman, Nancy and Robert Blum; her brother-in-law Arnold and Grace Randeris and her sister-in-law Vita Smith.

Survivors include her children Janice and husband Don Hoover of Webb, Iowa; Steve and wife Becky Randeris and Roger and wife Patrice Randeris all of Audubon, Iowa; her grandchildren Valarie and husband Ben Hollesen of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, Greg Hoover of Ayrshire, Iowa, Stacey and husband Heath Paulsen of Polk City, Iowa, Amy and husband Jeff Schultz of Johnston, Iowa, Matt Randeris and special friend Jasmine Turner of Hamlin, Iowa, Jenny and husband Cory Faust of Glenwood, Iowa, and Jon and wife Ann Randeris of Kirksville, Missouri; her 13 great grandchildren Sawyer and Briann Hollesen, Ellesen, Taylor, Hensen; and Jack Paulsen; Hayden and Madison Schultz, Wilson and Elsie Randeris; Aubree, Cade and Cole Faust; her sister Ruth Heimmerman of Boone, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family will meet with friends on Thursday morning, March 28, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon, Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Sheryl Puderbaugh on Thursday morning, March 28, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon, Iowa. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers will be Wilson Randeris, Greg Hoover, Jon Randeris, Matt Randeris, Ben Hollesen, Cory Faust and Jeff Schultz.


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Visitation

Thursday, March 28, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Audubon

515 South Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Service

Thursday, March 28, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Audubon

515 South Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Burial

Maple Grove Cemetery

, Audubon, IA 50025

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