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Dorothy Boggio

Windsor Heights

Dorothy Boggio, 88, passed away peacefully at Ramsey Village on January 8, 2013. Visitation will be held at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., on Friday, January 11, with a service immediately to follow.

Dorothy was born September 9, 1924 in Earlville, IA to Gerald F. and Frances (Gould) Schaller. She was a graduate of Earlville High School and attended Chillicothe Business College before moving to Denver, CO where she met the love of her life, John H. Boggio. They were married for 53 very happy years. They moved to Des Moines in 1948 and resided in Windsor Heights for many years. Dorothy worked for 28 years at Harder Pharmacy and later was a cashier at Bakers Cafeteria for 10 years.

Dorothy will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great friend. She was a kind and caring woman with a warm and welcoming smile. She will forever be remembered for her chocolate cakes, her potato salad and her deep love and devotion to her family and friends.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Fran (Tony) Carenza of Urbandale; son, Mark (Paula) Boggio of Johnston; four grandchildren, C.J. Carenza, Jennifer (Greg) Kise, Greg (Allie) Carenza and Mindy (Isaac) Ziebell; six great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters, all of whom she adored. Also surviving is her "baby" brother Bert (Dee) Schaller and host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; and three brothers, Clyde, Marion and Ed Schaller.

The family would like to extend a world of thanks to Dana, Jill, Becky, Deb and Leeann for their care and love of our mom. They were our "Angels on Earth." A huge thank you goes out also to Rebecca, Tami, Marty and all the other nurses and staff at Ramsey who cared for mom during her long journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or the Animal Rescue League.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 10, 2013
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