Dorothy Redenbaugh

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dorothy Redenbaugh, age 103, of Storm Lake, died March 4, 2011 at the Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, 2011 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements

Dorothy was born on Dec. 18, 1907 in Lytton, to John D. and Lillian Berkler. She was the oldest of five children. Dorothy attended rural school and the schools in Lytton and graduated from high school there. She took further classes and became a teacher in rural schools. She also studied at the University of Minnesota.

Dorothy was married on July 3, 1935, in the Little Brown Church in Nashua to Leslie Charles Redenbaugh of Storm Lake. Les and Dorothy traveled all over the United States during Les' position as auditor for Gamble-Skogmo Company. Les became very ill and then served as personnel director of Gamble-Skogmo Company for two years before retiring.

In May, 1939 Leslie and Dorothy opened The Camera Shop in Storm Lake. In 1940 they began the Storm Lake Camera Club that met in their recreation room for many years. Dorothy and Les became parents to Phil Charles. Leslie passed away in November 1949. Dorothy ran the Camera Shop for over 50 years.

Dorothy is a member of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church. She has held offices in Wa-tan-ye Club, the Delphian Club, Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and local chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century. She is also a member of the Eastern Star. Dorothy received a community service award from the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce May 1, 1979.

Survivors include her son Phil and his wife Margaret of Storm Lake, a granddaughter Leslie Mohr, her husband Ryan and a great-granddaughter Madison of Storm Lake, a grandson Brett Redenbaugh and his wife Jenny of Des Moines, a sister Marjorie Miller of Storm Lake, many extended family members; and a host of friends.