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Saturday September 21st, 2019
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Dorothy Anna Arras

Dorothy Anna Arras, nee Doerr, 90, of Waterloo, IL, died September 19, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. She was born April 14, 1929, in Dupo, IL.

Surviving and cherishing her memory are her daughter, Mary Ellen (Jay) Huetsch; grandchildren Lisa (Scott) Segura, Christina (Javier) Matus, Kurt (Cristy) Harfmann, John (Christina) Huetsch, Mark (Liang) Huetsch; great-grandchildren Cameron, Avery, and Eric Segura, Alexa and Dylan Matus, and Bailey Harfmann; 2 brothers, Eugene (Sue) Doerr and Gary (Barb) Doerr; 1 sister, Helen Pflueger; sisters-in-law, Lela Arras, Barbara Doerr and Verna Doerr; and nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Erwin T. Arras; her daughter, Eileen Harfmann; her parents, William & Frieda (nee Vogt) Doerr; 10 brothers, John, Edward, Raymond, Arthur, William, Kenneth, George, Donald, Ronald, and Robert; and 5 sisters Catherine Doerr, Lydia Keim, Alma Stechmesser, Bertha Schuchardt, & Luella Chandler Spinks.

She loved her family with a love that was deeper than you can imagine. She was the kindest, most loving person to everyone she met. She left us with kinder hearts which we will treasure always.

Dorothy loved farm life and had happy memories of working with her siblings on the Schilling farm and sharing farm chores with Erwin on the Arras farm. She loved to garden, embroidery, crochet, and quilt. Her flowers continue to bloom all over the farm.

She had a great love of animals so donations can be made to Helping Strays of Monroe County.

4 PM to 8 PM Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home

1 PM Sunday, September 22, 2019 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Michael Southcombe officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on September 20, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 20 2019 12:00 AM

I worked at the old IGA in Waterloo and had the pleasure of seeing your mother frequently through the years that I worked there. She was one of my favorite customers, always very pleasant and nice to me, always smiling. You have my sincere condolences.

Bonnie Haake
Beverly Hills, FL

Bonnie Haake Sep 20 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on September 20, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 20 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with the family in their loss.

Mary Schoenborn-Mosir Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

Mary Ellen and family - I'm so sorry for your loss. You were fortunate to have her in your life for so many years.
Love, sympathy and prayers.

Janice Sanders Callahan Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM