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Dorothy M Hessler

July 6, 1929 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 90)


Dorothy Maranville Hessler, 90, died Monday, November 25, 2019 peacefully at home with her family by her side.

Dorothy was born on July 6, 1929 in Nebraska to Edward and Anna Pieper, she was the oldest of 5 children. 

She moved to Colorado with her 5 children in 1966.  She married George Hessler in 1973 and enjoyed the Wyoming wilderness with him.  Dorothy enjoyed camping, arrowhead hunting, gardening, and loved her purple Iris’s.  With close friend Barbara Leonard, they belonged to a doll club, made porcelain dolls, went to doll conventions and planned yearly trips together.  She loved spending time with her family, plays, dance recitals and Nutcracker ballet with her grandchildren.  Dorothy was a good and generous friend to everyone she met and always there to lend a helping hand. Dorothy was a very devoted member of St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Dorothy is survived by son Mike (Sandy) Maranville, daughter Penny Zotto, daughter Barbara Boden, 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and Ron Zotto & David Smith.  Dorothy was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Don Maranville, husband George Hessler, sister Edna Hanson, brother Ed Pieper, son James Maranville and daughter Mary Maranville. 

Services will be held Saturday, December 7th, 11:00 AM at St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 632 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope West. 

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Funeral Service
December 7, 2019

11:00 AM
St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (Grand Junction)

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