Dorothy Marie Loerch, 94, of Burlington, died 4:10 p.m. February 28, 2018 at Blair House.
Born on January 18, 1924 in Fort Madison, Iowa she was the daughter of Frank and Pauline (Schroeder) Marsh. She married H. Jim Loerch on May 1, 1945 at St. John Catholic Church. He died September 6, 1995.
Dorothy helped her husband with his grocery store and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Delbert Kratz, after his death she began working for Dr. Samuelson. After her retirement she worked in the lunchroom at Prospect School.
She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish and the SS John & Paul Altar and Rosary Society. She was a Cub Scout leader and was active helping with the funeral luncheons for the church for many years. She volunteered for Great River Hospice and Birthright of Burlington.
She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Basketball fan. She served as caretaker for her husband for nine years before his death, in order to keep him home as promised. In addition, she cared for her mother at St. Francis nursing home, going daily to make sure she would eat. She was a very giving person and loved helping people. She would always root for the underdog, was very personable and young at heart. She loved her time spent with her family and grandchildren and her dogs Jessie, Shelby and Fifi.
Survivors include her three children; Linda (David) Aldershof of Burlington, Carol (Larry) Eibes of Gladstone and James (Kay) Loerch of Port Ludlow, Washington; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Frances, and two brothers Patrick and Paul.
Memorials have been established for Divine Mercy Parish or Birthright of Burlington.
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