Dorathea Ann DailyFebruary 10, 1921 ~ October 9, 2017 (age 96)
Dorathea Ann Daily, 96, of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, October 9, 2017 at Creekside Village.
Dorathea was born February 10, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Olean (Kjelstrup) Henningsen. She was a 1939 graduate of St. Louis Park High School in Minnesota and attended Balzar College in Minneapolis. She served in the US Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the WAC program.
Dorathea was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing, reading and walking her dogs. She was a member of East United Methodist Church and VFW Post #360 both in Mishawaka. At one time she was the President of the Local AARP Chapter. While living in Minnesota she belonged to Auxiliary Chapter #20 of the Women Veterans of Minnesota.
Dorathea married Earl Daily on March 20, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Sherbino; sisters, Mary Ann Kripps and Margaret Henningsen; a brother, Peter Henningsen; and a grandson, Michael.
Dorathea’s surviving family includes a son, William (Sue) Daily of Mishawaka; a daughter, Patricia (Robert) Goeller of Mishawaka; nine grandchildren, Michelle Broecker, Melissa Rice, Jennifer Osborn, John Cobb, Bethany Aguirre, Bryan Goeller, Jennifer Delio and Shawn Goeller; eighteen great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 28, in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka. Burial with military honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Dorathea’s family will receive friends from 9:30 – 11:30 am on Saturday, October 28.
Memorials are suggested to the Center for Hospice Care (Hospice Foundation). Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home.
Center for Hospice Care (Hospice Foundation)
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46544
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