Dorothy Ann, second daughter of Roy Allison and Stacy Anna (Koc) Hoefs, was born November 3, 1935. The family resided in Ree Heights until 1940 when they moved to Miller. Dorothy graduated from Miller High School in 1953. After graduation, she began working in the school office. After three years, she quit to marry Karl Engelmann on May 12, 1956, in the old St. Ann’s Catholic Church. They lived on the family farm 5 miles from Miller.
Dorothy returned to work at the school in January of 1958, working off and on for a total of 44 years. The last 22 years as the business manager; retiring in 1998.
Karl and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and camping, seeing many of God’s wonders. Dorothy was a member of the little flower band Altar Society until becoming a part of the church Altar Society. She was a baptized into the Catholic faith and a devote member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Praying the rosary daily was very important to Dorothy.
Listening to the Ham Radio was a favorite pastime of Karl and Dorothy. She continued even after Karl became a “silent key” (passed away). Her call signal was KBOYPN.
Grateful to have shared in her life are her children: Marilyn Engelmann of Miller, and Chuck (Sue) Engelmann of Brookings; five grandchildren: Andy, Laura, Pete, Zeke, and Rachel, all of Brookings; two great grandchildren: Hannah and Asher of Brookings; sister-in-law, Fannie Engelmann of Miller; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Mary Alice Vaughn.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Dorothy’s arrangements.