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Dorothy Striegel


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Dorothy Striegel Obituary
Dorothy Ruth "Tiny" Striegel, 96, passed away August 17, 2018. Born on October 7, 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Lester W. Huston and Eloise (nee' Wells) Huston, Dorothy was a precious gift to the world. A very bright student, she graduated from Canon City High School in 1938 and then went on to study medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She would later become a registered LPN, an X-ray technician (ARRT) as well as a laboratory technician. Dorothy would work at the side of a Dr. J.C. Hurliman at the Colorado Hospital for some 27 years before she retired. During her life she also continued helping the Pueblo Community College as well as Oklahoma State University. She generously donated the Oklahoma Geology Field Camp to the Oklahoma State campus at Stillwater in 1990 where she was recently awarded, an honorary membership as an OSU alumni. A very talented and self-taught artist, Dorothy painted portraits of seven well known citizens that are on permanent display at the Royal Gorge Museum and Historical center. In addition to her artistic talent she was gifted with the written word and with five books on poetry and history. In April of this year she was added to the Fremont Hall of Fame by the people of Fremont and Custer counties for her extraordinary effort in bettering the local communities. Tiny was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Chruch, VFW Auxiliary # 4061. Tiny will be greatly missed by us all. She is survived by step-daughters, Anita F. Striegel and Suzanne Hobson, both of Mission, Kansas; nephew, Harold D. (Pam) Bonewell; great niece, Dana (Randy) Nelson; special cousins, Wendy (Dale) Engeman, and Kevin Koenig; special nephew, Jack (Gloria) Dozier; along with many personal close friends. She was preceded in death by, both parents; sister, Marie C. DeWolf; and brother-in-law, Claude DeWolf. Tiny was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Theodore Gaines; and second husband, Ervin H. Striegel. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018, Wilson Funeral Chapel, 1449 S. 9th Street, Canon City, Colorado Interment, Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, MO. Services have been entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Aug. 21, 2018
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