Dorothy G. (Richter) Whitmore

February 4, 1927 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Dorothy Whitmore Obituary

Dorothy G. Whitmore, age 96, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away December 12, 2023 at The Waterford at Williamsburg in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby with Father Andrew Litt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Shelby Cemetery.

Dorothy was born February 4, 1927 on the farm south of Shelby to Herman and Elizabeth (Krumbach) Richter. She attended school at Dist. 67 (Fairview) for eight years, Victor High School for two years and graduated from Shelby High School in 1944. She then taught rural school for three years at Dist. 1 in Polk County.

On November 25, 1947 she was united in marriage to Raymond C. Whitmore at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby. To this union seven children were born. They made their home on a farm two and a half miles southwest of Surprise where they lived for 42 years. After they retired they moved to Seward in 1989.

Dorothy worked in various places including Northside Cafe in David City, A & B Lounge in Shelby and the Seward High School cafeteria. She generously volunteered her time at the Nebraska VA hospital in Lincoln and the Library at Aquinas High School in David City.

She was a member of the Gresham American Legion Auxiliary for 69 years, 8 and 40 for 49 years, lifetime member of the Seward V.F.W., PCCW, St. Vincent De Paul Church in Seward.

Survivors include her children: Lonnie (Brenda) Whitmore of Lincoln, Renee (Dave) Schmid of Valparaiso, Fran (Vic) Hilger of Lincoln, Jay Whitmore of Portland, OR ; daughters-in-law Deb Whitmore of Shelby and Val Whitmore of Omaha; 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Doris Richter of Lincoln; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; parents Herman and Elizabeth Richter; sons Chris, Randall and Doug; sisters Agnes (Hershal) Reisdorff, Bertha (Richard) Thompson; brothers Clarence (Verda) Richter, Leo (Agnes) Richter, Edward Richter and Lawrence Richter; in-laws Howard and Wilma Whitmore, Lloyd Whitmore and Roberta Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Vincent De Paul Church in Seward, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby, St. Peters in Lincoln or Aquinas High School in David City.

Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.

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December 18, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Shelby)

Funeral Service
December 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Shelby)

December 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Shelby Cemetery


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