Dorothy O. Fifield, 92, of Bartlett, Illinois formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Per her wishes no services will be held at this time.
Dorothy Olga Fifield was born on April 4, 1926 to Martin and Minnie Johnson Oppegard in Chicago, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Clarence “Newt” Eugene Fifield on August 28, 1948 in Chicago. Dorothy attended the American Norwegian Nursing College in Chicago, Mount Mercy School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, and lastly obtained her Nurse Practitioner license at the University of Colorado. She was a life long learner. She was employed at St. Luke’s and the Cedar Rapids Public School District for many years. Dorothy was also on the Foster Child Review Board with the State of Iowa. She was a volunteer at the Grant Wood Carriage House as well as the Cedar Rapids Art Museum.
Dorothy and Newt enjoyed traveling around the world together. Dorothy supported her community through politics and wildlife programs. She was very creative and loved watching her granddaughter, Mya, grow and develop in her own artistic ways. Dorothy was well spoken and enjoyed writing letters to the Editor of The Gazette.
She is survived by her daughter, Val (John) Hogan of West Dundee; granddaughter, Mya Hogan; sister-in-law, Martha Fifield; and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Newt; parents; a brother, Bob (Joyce) Oppegard; and a sister, Jean (Howard) Palluth.
Memorial donations to the charity of your choice.