Dorothy Sanger

  • Born: December 7, 1929
  • Died: October 26, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

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4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Dorothy Sanger, 89, of Carney passed away October 26, 2019. A funeral will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (517 SW Des Moines St., Ankeny) A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
Dorothy was born December 7, 1929 in Des Moines and was raised in Valley Junction. She married Guido Sanger June 9, 1951 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. Early on she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, and later went to work for Saydel Schools. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and crafting. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She is survived by; 6 children, Mark (Cindy), Guido Jr., Joseph (Toni), Christopher, Janet, and Carla (David) Porter; 10 grandchildren, Robin, Marc (Joanie), Eric ( Sara), and Ryan (Sami) Sanger, Stephanie Sanger, Stacey (Quincy) Hale, Annie (John) Bentley, Natalie (Aaron) Gendle, Kyle (Brittany) Sanger, and Nick (Danielle) Sanger; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Guido, 2 brothers; Ray & Ralph McKowen, and sister Marion Bender.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Sunnyside.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dorothy was always such a lovely neighbor and person in general. We used to love to go swim at their house when we were kids. She will be missed.

Posted by Erin McPherson - Alameda, CA - Family Friend   November 13, 2019

Janet and family this is Elaine Olson from Saydel l just want u 2 know that my thoughts and prayers r with you all

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

Sending deepest sympathy to the Sanger family. Your mother was such a kind, loving person. I really enjoyed visiting with her. I hope I have enough of her scratchers (for doing dishes, cleaning cars, etc) to last me for the rest of my life. Hers were the best!


Posted by Joyce Roby - Bondurant, IA - Family Friend   October 30, 2019

Dorothy, I always thought you were so kind and solid. I wish you love, peace and blessings. Give Guido a hug and all the others.

Posted by NANCY BORGHI - West Des ;Moines, IA   October 29, 2019

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My heart goes out to all of you with prayers offered for comfort.geneva McPherson Hodge.

Posted by Geneva Mcpherson-hodge - Three rivers, CA   October 29, 2019

Such a beautiful woman! Her sweet personality and sense of humor made her a joy to know. Rest In Peace dear Dorothy..

Posted by Marcy Blenderman-Davidson - Johnston, IA   October 28, 2019