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Dorothe Jean Connell
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Dorothe J. Connell, 91, died Saturday, May 6th at UIHC.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, May 11th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Church or to Iowa City City High Booster Club.
Dorothe was born October 14, 1925 in Iowa City, the daughter of Earl and Novella Bradley Gilpin. She was a graduate of City High School. Dorothe married William D. Connell on January 27, 1948.
Dorothe and her husband owned and operated Bill’s Plumbing and Heating for over 50 years.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, the City High Alumni Association and was an outreach minister for St. Wenceslaus Church at the Iowa City Care Center. Dorothe loved to cook and spend time with her family.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Gwen Beck for being a wonderful caregiver and friend.
Dorothe is survived by her three children and seven grandchildren, Mike (Chris) Connell of Iowa City and their children Kelly and Cory (Michelle) Connell, Chris (Jeff) Dwyer of Iowa City and children Carrie (Devin) Wilson and Kaci (Jesse) Maire, Cherie (Jim) Alberhasky of Iowa City and children Ryan, Tyler and Connor; five great grandchildren, Cole, Cara, Maddelin, Elliot and Tate.
Dorothe was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and brother William Gilpin.
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Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





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St. Patrick's Chapel of Perpetual Adoration

4330 Saint Patrick Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

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St. Joseph's Cemetery

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245


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