Dorothy Helen Kohl, of Granite City, died Thursday (Feb. 7, 2013) in the Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granite City. Dorothy was 78 years old.
Dorothy was born March 5, 1934, in Quincy. She was a daughter of Carl J. and Helen Theresa Stegeman. She married Richard Charles Kohl on June 29, 1957. She and Richard moved to Granite City where they raised their five children.
Dorothy graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1952 and she attended Quincy University and Gem City Business College. She studied art and throughout life continued to be passionate about her painting. Dottie, as her friends called her, was a gifted artist with a loving and giving spirit. She had a kind word and a good deed for everyone she encountered. She is very loved and will be terribly missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are Richard Kohl, her husband of 55 years; her five children, Paula Kohl, Theresa and her husband, Tim Johnson, Mary and her husband, Bryan McDonald, Richard Kohl Jr., and Kevin and his wife, Valerie Kohl; her four grandchildren, Caden, Kaylee, Lily and Abigail; her brother, Leo Stegeman and his wife, Marilyn; her brother, Carl Stegeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Paul Stegeman, Richard Stegeman, Herbert Stegeman and Arthur Stegeman.
SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a 10 a.m. Mass in St. Francis Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
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