Dorothy Bertha Kellenberger, 89, of Sabetha died Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.
She was born December 3, 1922, on the family farm at Alvord, IA, the daughter of Henry and Pauline Dietrich Mogler. Dorothy attended Logan Township Country School in Lyon County, IA, and then Lester High School in Lester, IA, graduating in 1941.
Following graduation, Dorothy was employed at the Provost Marshal Office on the Sioux Falls Army Air Base in Sioux Falls, SD.
She married Adrian Kellenberger on August 3, 1945, in Sioux Falls, SD. After Adrian completed submarine service in the United States Navy, they moved to Elgin, IL.
Dorothy was employed at the Union National Bank in Elgin, IL, for 23 years and served as a member of the bank’s board of directors.
Dorothy was baptized at the Apostolic Christian Church in Elgin, IL, on February 6, 1949.
Throughout their marriage, she and Adrian traveled extensively in the United States as well as internationally. In 1986, they moved to an apartment at the Apostolic Christian Retirement Village in Sabetha.
She became a resident of the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha in March 2004.
Survivors include two brothers, Phil and wife Donna of Rock Rapids, IA, and Howard and wife Lillian of Alvord, IA; four sisters, Leona and husband Leo Moser of Rock Rapids, IA, Florence and husband August Knoblock of Lester, IA, Melva Messner of Winthrop, MN, and Marjorie Mogler of Lester, IA; a brother-in-law, Frank Moser of Larchwood, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Adrian, who died in Sabetha on April 24, 1992; one sister, Verna Moser; and a brother-in-law, Roland Messner.
Funeral service will be Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church in Sabetha. A visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home sent in care of the funeral home.