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Dorothy Schottelius, 87

Dr. Dorothy A. Schottelius died Tuesday, January27, 2015, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence where she has resided for the past three years.

Dorothy was born in Lohrville, Iowa the youngest of nine children born to Lawson David and Lillie Mary (Tilley) Dickey. She grew up on a farm in the area and attended country school before going to the Lake City Schools, where she excelled and read everything she could put her hands on. Her college education started at the State University of Iowa and culminated with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina.

Shortly before graduating from Iowa, she was introduced to Dr. Byron Schottelius. They were married four weeks later, a marriage which lasted over forty years until Byron's death in the late 1980's.

Dorothy's professional experiences were many, working in Nuclear Medicine, the Department of Physiology, and the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa. She wrote or co-authored many publications for Neurology Journals as was as several revisions of the Textbook of Physiology which Byron had written.

Through the years, Dorothy enjoyed world travel with Byron as well as attending Iowa Football games and Hancher events.

Surviving Dorothy are several great nieces and nephews in addition to her many dear friends in the community.

Respecting Dorothy's wishes, no public services will be held; she will be interred next to her husband at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be directed to Hancher Auditorium c/o The University of Iowa Foundation. Online condolences may be shared through the web @ Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Dorothy's arrangements.


Published in the Press-Citizen on Jan. 29, 2015
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