Dorothy Louise (Rossman) Materne

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MATERNE, Dorothy Louise (Rossman)
(Age 88)

Dorothy "GG" Materne passed away February 10th, 2011 with her loved ones by her side. She was born on March 30th, 1922 in Kalispell, MT to the late Rose and Alfred Rossman. She moved to Spokane by horse and buggy when she was five years old. She married her one and only true love, Albert H. Materne on June 28th, 1938. She will now be joining him since his passing in 1975. Dorothy attended North Central High School; she was a homemaker and helped run the family business. She loved spending time at the farm and her lake cabin. She was most happy just being with family. "GG" was near and dear to our hearts and will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her. She is survived by her son Richard Materne (Cheryl), daughters Lynn Scherza (Donald), Kay Culnane (Richard); grandchildren Todd McInnis, Tracy Mielke (Guy), Kelly Scherza, Suzette Alfonso (Victor), Selena Brownlee, Terry Green (Derrick), Toni Barthell (Christopher), William Culnane, Brock Materne (Denise), Kristi Backlund (Bruce), Denise Culnane and an adoptive grandchild Julie Powell (Dan); along with 22 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers George Pierce, Allen Rossman, and sisters Margret (Henny) Pierce, Grace Pierce, Ruth Rossman, Margret Rossman, Evelyn Rossman. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 12 o'clock at Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA. The family prefers memorial donations to the Union Gospel Mission. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N.Division, Spokane, WA.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2011
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