VERSAILLES - Dorothy A. Kruckeberg, she has climbed her mountain to take the hands of Angels in eternal peace. Dorothy Ann Kruckeberg born Feb. 3, 1937, in Minnesota passed from this life at 5:48 a.m. March 31, 2013, in her home after an extended illness.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, Robert W. Kruckeberg of Versailles; daughter, Terri and husband, Terry Livesay of Piqua; granddaughter, Jamie; great-grandsons, Casey and Tyler; great-granddaughter, Jessie Ann; son, Bobby and wife, Diana Kruckeberg of Greenville; granddaughter, Kiersten Finley; great-granddaughters, Malaini and Kerri; grandsons, Nathaniel, Justin, Austin, Brian and Gabriel.
Son Steve preceded Dorothy in death after a sudden illness in September 2010. His wife Irene survives in Montana as well as Steve's children, Jacob of Montana, Chelcie Patterson of Sidney and Robert Monnin of Russia.
Further survivors include sisters-in-law, Esther Heft of Versailles, Florence Putterbaugh of Columbus and Alice Swinger of Greenville; brother-in-law, Lawrence Kruckeberg and wife, Susette of Versailles; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families and many friends. Surviving siblings include sisters, Delores Ready of Michigan, LaDonna Tyrrell of Minnesota and Mary Skarset of Minnesota; brothers, Pat, Mike, Daniel, Ronnie and Richard of Minnesota, and David of Georgia and their families.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Marie Raverty; an infant brother of Minnesota; many years ago and more recently sisters, Bea Sitton and Elaine Morrison; and brothers, Harold and Tommy Raverty.
Dorothy enjoyed a full life and especially the nearly 30 years she and Bob spent in the wide open spaces of Montana. We will surely miss her laugh and her easy smile, but we will find our peace knowing she will always be with us as we climb our mountain and meet again.
A memorial gathering will be held at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles on April 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.where the family will receive friends. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com