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JESCHKE, Dorothy Irene
(nee BURKE)
July 28, 1929 – Dec. 29, 2013
We announce the death of Dottie Jeschke, aged 84 years, of Nokomis, SK on Sunday, December 29, 2013 due to congestive heart failure, after enduring 18 years with Parkinson's Disease. Dottie was born in Frederick, Maryland, the only child of Percy and Marie Burke. She is survived by her husband Eric; two daughters Pat (Bowmanville, Ontario) and Cathy (Chatham, Ontario) and three grandchildren, Scott, Steven and Jessica. Dottie loved learning. She earned degrees from Hood College, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing and a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota. She served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington in Seattle. She met Eric in Minneapolis and they were married in Portland, Oregon by his brother Bill in 1960. They began a life's adventure when they left cities behind and moved to the Jeschke homestead in Nokomis in 1962. Dottie continued her career in nursing at the Nokomis Hospital for 40 years. She became the first Nursing Coordinator of the newly founded Lanigan Home Care District #43. Before she retired in 1987, she was an instructor for the Kelsey-Special Care Aide course in its first years. She subsequently became very active as a member of the Nokomis District Museum Board and the Lanigan District Home Care Board. She kept up-to-date on nursing and on current events. Classical music and good books were her special interests. She was a good nurse and friend and will be missed by many. For those so wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations to Nokomis District Museum would be appreciated. In the interest of Parkinson's research, Dottie has donated her brain to the University of Saskatchewan. A Graveside Service will be held in Nokomis Cemetery in the spring of 2014. For online condolences, tributes or to make a donation please visit

Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Jan. 2, 2014
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