Dorothy Kathleen Lovetinsky, 82, of Cedar Rapids, entered into the presence of her Lord Jesus on February 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. Visitation 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Monday, February 11, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom. Funeral Mass 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 12, St. Pius X Catholic Church (additional visitation 9:00 am prior to the Mass). Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery will follow Mass.
The daughter of Henry and Alvira Boeding, Dorothy was the oldest daughter of 12 children. She was born in Petersburg, IA, on October 24, 1936.
After graduating from Lamont High School, she moved to Cedar Rapids where she waitressed at the Montrose Hotel. It was at Collins Radio that she met Wayne Lovetinsky. They were married on October 26, 1957.
Dorothy devoted herself to nurturing her family. She took pride in her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren playing Farkle and catching up on their lives. She managed to beat the odds at many casinos, donating winnings to her grandchildren. She had a keen eye for rare birds at the feeders in her yard. Following her retirement after 37 years at Collins, winter trips to Arizona, numerous cruises and two trips to Europe helped satisfy her wanderlust.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents as well as these siblings and their spouses: Herman (Colletta), Leo (Edith), Linus (Joyce), Rita (John) Thys, Virginia (Harvey) Wise, Sister Mary Elaine, Francis, and RoseAnn Davis.
Dorothy is survived by her husband Wayne; brother Al (Patsy), sisters Laura (Allen) Behning, Janet (Tom) Wilhelm; dozens of nieces and nephews; children Michael (Deb), Sandra (James) Whitmer, Edward (Michelle) and Jan (Cris) Hayes; grandchildren Steffani (Joel) Behrends, Cristopher Hayes, Devin (Nick) Larrimore, Lisa (Dave) Ebert, Dan Whitmer, Katie (Matt) Dalluge; Alaina, Eli, Isabel, Owen Lovetinsky; great grandchildren, Ethan, Gaven, Lucas, Zane Behrends; Mary, Cade, Tenley, Jase Larrimore; Adrian, Elliott, Ezra Ebert.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will go toward classroom materials at St. Pius X Elementary.