Dorothy Hand

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on May 30, 1924
Departed on May 1, 2019

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Dorothy Jean (DeWald) Hand, 94, passed away May 1, 2019.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom from 2pm to 4pm.  Inurnment will be at a later date.

Dorothy was the third child born to William and Rose DeWald on May 30, 1924.  She was a child of the Great Depression and came into adulthood during WWII dancing the jitterbug to the sounds of the Big Bands.

She married Ivan D. Hand on November 21, 1946 and was his life partner for 72 ½ years.  Together they had 3 children: Debbie (Vance) Halvorson, Steve (Ruth) Hand and Julie (Steve) Hay.

Dorothy’s aptitude for numbers and record keeping was the foundation of her work career until retirement.

She was a longtime member of the Cedar Valley Embroidery Guild where she enjoyed the friendship of many wonderful and talented women who taught her to be a beautiful and accomplished stitcher.  Dorothy enjoyed reading and was devoted to her dogs.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; beloved sister, Luella (DeWald) Smith, and brother, Glen DeWald.

She is survived by her husband, Ivan; their 3 children; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

The joy of laughter is Dorothy’s loving legacy to her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society in Dorothy’s name.