Dorothy Marie Fangmann, 85, of Concordia, formerly of Emma, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma. Pastor Harold Block officiated. Kathy Oetting, organist, played congregational hymns "I'm But a Stranger Here," "How Great Thou Art" and "Go, My Children, With My Blessing." Pallbearers were Mike Fangmann, Dan Tebbenkamp, Josh Smith, Jason Howell, Curtis Scott, Brian Gold and Bruce Johnson. Burial was in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Emma. Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Lutheran School or Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia.
Born Aug. 24, 1919, in Emma, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Dierking and Emma Waellner Dierking. On July 28, 1939, in Emma, she married Roy Fangmann, who preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1998. She had lived in the Emma area her entire life. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She was a homemaker and had worked for 12 years as a waitress at Good Shepherd Home.
Survivors include three sons, Jerald Fangmann of Waunakee, Wis., Roger Fangmann of Kansas City and Gene Fangmann of Marshall; two daughters, Brenda Janovich of Gretna, Neb., and Beverly Frerking of Concordia; 10 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and two grandsons.