Dorothy Twito

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dorothy Jane Twito, 85 of Lake Mills, Iowa, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2009, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, IA, with the Rev. David E. Jordon officiating.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St., Lake Mills, Iowa, and again one-hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will take place at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Lake Mills, Iowa.
Dorothy Jane Twito was born July 5, 1923, in Forest City, Iowa to Mabel (Johnson) and O.B. Anderson. She graduated from Forest City High School then continued her education at Waldorf College. After receiving her war time teaching certificate she taught in Kenyon for two years.
While at Waldorf, she met her future husband, David, and also lifetime best friends, Duke and Clarine Moe.
She and David were married in Forest City on July 14, 1946.
While their four children, Robyn, Nancy, Dan and Becky, were growing up, Dorothy was active in the Tuesday School program, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She never missed a concert, a play or a ballgame.
As grandchildren arrived, she again enjoyed being active in the cheerleading section. Dorothy always enjoyed playing cards, golfing, reading and watching sports on TV. And, oh yes, she liked to shop. She was active in many areas of the community, including Salem Lutheran, cancer fundraising and the library board.
She and David enjoyed many wonderful winters in Harlingen, Texas.
She is survived by children Robyn Twito of Albuquerque, N.M., Nancy Morris and her sons, Peter and John, of Chester, N.J., and Becky Helgeson and her husband, Jon, and sons, Chris and Dan, of Lake Mills as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David, her parents, Mabel (Johnson) and O.B. Anderson, infant daughter Cynthia, son Daniel, son-in-law Rob Morris, brothers Julian, Jerry and Donald.
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