David K. Dotterer

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David Keefer Dotterer, 88, of Woodsboro, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville, after an illness of several months.

Born Jan. 10, 1925, in Johnsville, he was the son of the late James Raymond Dotterer and Grace E. Keefer Dotterer. He was the husband of Mary Louise Arbaugh Dotterer, his wife of 63 years.

He attended the Johnsville School and was a 1943 graduate of Liberty High School. He was an active member of the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon, a youth adviser and was a Sunday school teacher. He was a 50-year member of the Johnsville Ruritan. He served as chief election judge at Johnsville and served as a member and chairman of the board of directors of Southern States Petroleum of Frederick.

He was a lifelong dairy farmer, retiring in 2003. In 1986, Maryland's Gov. Schaeffer toured the family farm and bestowed accolades on his farming operation. He enjoyed traveling and attending Brethren church activities throughout the United States.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Karen White and husband Gary, of New Market; sons Dwight Dotterer and wife Suzette, and Kevin Dotterer and wife Deborah, all of Woodsboro; grandchildren Adam White and girlfriend Jennifer Runkles, and Sarah, Matthew and Emily Gardner.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew White; a brother, Robert Dotterer; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Dotterer.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, 124 Main St., Union Bridge, with church pastor, the Rev. James Benedict, officiating. Private interment will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge, MD 21791, where they will be divided between the Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship Fund, the Judy Dotterer Memorial Fund and the Matthew White Scholarship Fund.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 11, 2013