Dorothy Inman (1920 - 2010)

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Funeral Service for Dorothy Inman, 89, were conducted by Pastor Steven Frock on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon. The interment was in the Hamlin Lutheran Cemetery in Hamlin. The casket bearers were grandsons: Nathan Inman, Joey Inman, Matt Sheeder, Jason Sheeder, Garrett Inman and Doyle Stern. The honorary casket bearers will be granddaughters: Lisa Dondlinger-McCall, Jody Stern, Christine Seime, Sarah Seime, Stephanie Clardy, Ashley Novak and Kayla Inman. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Christine Inman, the daughter of Alfred and Edna Christensen Nielsen was born July 22, 1920 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and died June 5, 2010 at the Friendship Home in Audubon, Iowa at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 14 days.
Dorothy attended rural school in Pottawattamie County. Following school, she was employed as a housekeeper.
On Sept. 25, 1940, she was united in marriage to Rex Inman in Algona. Thirteen children were born to this union. Dorothy was a homemaker raising her family and later worked at Darrell's Place restaurant in Hamlin, for a short time. Rex died April 29, 1995. Dorothy continued to enjoy her home until she moved to the Friendship Home in Audubon on Nov. 13, 2006.
She was a member of the Hamlin Lutheran Church in Hamlin. She was a member of the Evening Circle, Bible Study and the quilting group. Dorothy loved to watch golf and Wheel Of Fortune. She enjoyed camping, embroidering, baking pies and spending time with her family.
Preceding her in death is her husband Rex Inman; her children: Eugene, Rodney and Diana; her son-in-law: Wayne Ludwig; her grandson: Todd Nielsen; her parents; her brother and sisters: Marian Nielsen, Shirley Nielsen, Clarence Nielsen and Margaret and husband Bernie Chapman.
Survivors include her children: Phyllis and husband Dick Dondlinger of Des Moines; Doug and wife Kathy Inman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Howard Inman of Onawa; Karol Ludwig of West Des Moines; Karen Inman of Creston; Donna and husband Ron Nielsen of Hamlin; Janet Sheeder of Bayard; Debbie Inman of Audubon; Verne and husband Jon Seime of Chandler, Ariz.; Kent and wife Kathy Inman of Audubon; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her brother: Ronald and wife Audrey Nielsen of Lewis; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from June 11 to June 18, 2010