Obituary: Dorothy Andresen


A private family funeral service was held for Dorothy Jean Andresen, 92, of Davenport. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Andresen died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Davenport Lutheran Home.

Dorothy Groves was born April 5, 1927, in Princeton, the daughter of Everett and Mabel (Peitscher) Groves. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1944.

She married Benjamin Andresen on Dec. 26, 1950, in Davenport. He died June 23, 1992.

She worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years, retiring from Trissel, Graham & Toole Insurance Agency in May of 1992.

Her hobbies were dancing with her husband, working in her flower garden, crocheting, sewing, and watching sports.

Survivors include her sons, Mark Andresen and Greg Andresen; a granddaughter, Katie (Nick) Place; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Betty (Bill) Spiess.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Feuerbach; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry (Kathy) Groves and Richard (Florence) Groves.

Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Development Center or to the family for an educational fund for her great-granddaughter.

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