Dorothy Ann Heiser

Dorothy Ann Heiser, 75, of Altamont, passed away peacefully on early Sunday morning June 24, 2018 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana where she was a patient for a short time.

Her Christian funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday morning June 28 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday morning June 28from 9-11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont.

Christian burial rites will be in Union Cemetery, Altamont following the services. Kull Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with their funeral arrangements.

Dorothy was born on March 3, 1943 on the family farm just north of Altamont in Moccasin Township one of five siblings into the Christian family of Henry and Helen Richert-Heiser. She was baptized on March 21, 1943 and on April 14, 1957 confirmed her faith at the Immanuel Lutheran Church where she has continued her membership. Dorothy began her education at the Immanuel Lutheran Grade School, then graduated from Altamont Community High School with the class of 1963. She then received her bookkeeping degree from Sparks Business College, in Shelbyville.

Dorothy then was employed at the Effingham Warehouse for 40 years, her only employment, and retired from Dust and Son’s in 2004. She was active with her church in the Ladies Aid Society and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) for numerous years until her eyesight failed her and confined her activities.

Dorothy leaves to mourn in her passing: three sisters: Jeanie (husband, Ray) Deters of Teutopolis; Ruth (husband William Sr.) Nuxoll of Effingham; and Alice Durbin of Altamont; brother: Lawrence Heiser of Altamont; 13 nieces and nephews, 28 great-nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 203 East Division Street, Altamont, Illinois 62411 and or the choice of the donor.

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