Dorothy Ann Biesantz ANDOVER TWP. -- Dorothy Ann Biesantz, 64, died Monday, March 8, 2010, in the Andover Nursing Home. Born and raised in Newton, she was a lifelong resident.
Ê Daughter of the late Steve and Hazel (Behling) Stiansen, Dorothy was a graduate of Newton High School Class of 1963. She also attended Mercer County Community College, where she studied nursing. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A parishioner of the United Methodist Church of Newton, Mrs. Biesantz also enjoyed sewing.
Ê Predeceased by her husband, Howard Biesantz, who was killed while serving our country in Vietnam in 1969, Dorothy is survived by her son Gary, of Newton; her brother, Steven Stiansen, of Bloomsburg, Pa.; and her four grandchildren.
Ê Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Route 206), Newton. Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com