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Dorothy J. "Dotty" Merchant

August 10, 1924 — March 4, 2024

Dorothy J. "Dotty" Merchant, nee Loless, 99, of Waterloo, IL, died March 4, 2024, in Waterloo, IL. She was born August 10, 1924, in Creal Spring, IL.

    Dotty worked at Pet, Inc. in downtown St. Louis as a communication specialist. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to South Texas. She loved dancing, oil painting, playing cards, swimming and trips to South Padres Island. Dotty was serious about playing pool and continued playing into her 90s.

            Dotty was always involved in the churches she attended. Many fond memories of service at Christ Community Lutheran Church in Columbia and recently at Holy Cross Lutheran in Wartburg.

            She is survived by her daughter Michael Sue (Howard) Schmidt and Barbara Jo (Clyde) Kirby; grandchildren Philip (Laura) Schmidt, Matthew (Sabrina) Schmidt, Elizabeth Mack, Shannon (Tanya) Howell, and Leasa (Ken) Helmick; 22 great-grandchildren, 8 great- great-grandchildren and 3 on the way; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

    Dotty is preceded in death by her husband Frank Merchant; parents Robert L. and Flora (nee Keel) Loless; son Roger L. Merchant; 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Pavilion Fund or donor's choice

Visitation:
    2 PM to 5 PM Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Funeral:
    10 AM Monday, March 11, 2024 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, IL
        Rev. Dan Ostlund  officiating
    Interment at Valhalla Cemetery in Belleville, IL
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Visitation

Sunday, March 10, 2024

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Monday, March 11, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Wartburg, IL

5765 Maeystown Rd, Waterloo, IL 62298

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 11, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Wartburg, IL

5765 Maeystown Rd, Waterloo, IL 62298

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