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Obituary: Dorothy A. Kristiansen

Dorothy A. Kristiansen, of Cedar Rapids formerly of 611 Hildreth, Charles City, Iowa died Thursday, March 8th, 2012, at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 13,2012 at the St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 South Main St. Charles City. Officiating will be Pastor Jane Keel. Interment will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens. A gathering will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Monday at the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home and again one hour prior to services at the church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Dorothy Anita Lincke Kristiansen was born August 7, 1928, in Hanlontown, Iowa the daughter of Emil and Amanda (Horgen) Lincke. She graduated from the Osage High School in 1946. On May 1, 1949, she was united in marriage to Harold Paul “Kris” Kristiansen. Over the years Dorothy worked at the Oliver Plant, St. Johns Lutheran Church, Band Box Cleaners, Spurgeon’s, and retired from the First Security Bank in 1993. She was a member of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles City, Hope Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, V.F.W. Auxiliary and volunteered for Hospice and the Boy Scouts. Dorothy was a voracious reader and “read just about all the books in the library” Her world revolved around the church and grandchildren, pretty much in that order. What ever the church needed or what ever program or event the grandchildren were doing she was there. Her husband and she spent most of the time around her home. She closely followed the Iowa Hawkeyes and enjoyed joining the mall walkers and having a cup of coffee. At a young age she preferred baseball over dolls and was on the high school basketball team.

Living family members include three children, Dr. Bradley (Marilyn) Kristiansen, DC, of Cedar Rapids, Brenda (Bruce) de Buhr of Minneapolis, Brian (Lisa) Kristiansen of Cedar Rapids; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and a sister, Edna Stott of Charles City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother Glenn Lincke and two sisters Velva Meyer, and Audrey Lincke

Fullerton Hage Funeral Home and Cremation services, 401 Blunt, Charles City, Iowa 50616 641-228-4211


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