Dorothy Smith

  • Born: January 5, 1933
  • Died: April 13, 2016
  • Location: Dixon, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dorothy Smith, 83 formerly of rural Nelson died Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in Dekalb.

She was born on January 5, 1933 in Olivia, MN the daughter of Gasper and Dorothy (Miller) Wolf. She married Howard Gaffey and he died in May 1963. She then married Kenneth Robert Smith on November 22, 1963 in Dixon. He died September 1981. Dorothy had worked as an aid at the former Dixon Developmental Center.

Survivors include her son, Daniel Smith and three grandchildren: Sean, Bridget, Conner of Sycamore, IL; 6 sisters: Margaret Rausch of Sterling, Elizabeth (Don) Maland of Long Prairie, MN, Alice Maland of Mesa, AZ, Betty Maland of Eagle Bend, MN and Shirley (Art) Gadbaw of Eagle Bend, MN; 7 brothers: Gasper (Lilian) Wolf Sr of Browerville, MN, Donald (Alice) Wolf, Daniel (Carolyn) Wolf, Roger (Kathy) Wolf, Cal (Cindy) Wolf and Howard (Debra) Wolf all of Eagle Bend, MN and James Wolf of Coon Rapids, MN

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Gaffey and Robert Smith; brother Walter Wolf and her parents Gasper and Dorothea Wolf; brothers-in-law: Kermit, John, Eldon Maland, Roy Rousch; sister-in-law Shiela Wolf.

Visitation will be held on Saturday April 16, 2016 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow at 10:30 AM.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I have fond memories of your mother from the many years I delivered her mail.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by Joyce Bennett - Englewood, FL - Acquaintance   April 16, 2016