Dorothy Mae Findlow, age 79 of Monroe, passed away on June 2, 2022 at MercyOne in Des Moines. A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 beginning at noon at the Prairie City Church of the Brethren, where a lunch will be provided. Memorials may be directed to the Monroe Fire and Rescue or the Monroe Food Pantry. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The daughter of Joe and Alta (Van Dusseldorp) Van Wyk, Dorothy was born on February 9, 1943 in Monroe. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1961. On November 22, 1963, she was united in marriage to Jerry Findlow at the Christian Reformed Church in Prairie City. Dorothy loved to go to Farmers Markets and her flowers, but her greatest enjoyment came with the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Jerry; children, Terry (Marcie) Findlow, Tami (Trevor Rus) Little and Tracey Findlow; eight grandchildren, TJ (Emilee Keyes) Findlow, Zach (Lisa Etcher) Findlow, Emma (Max) Shannon, Ty Little, Trent (Julianne Johnson) Little, Skylar Rus, Courtney (Austin) Shives and Devin Burk and eight great grandchildren, Liam, Aubrie, Harper, Bailee, Stella, Brexton, Teagan and Greyson . She is also survived by her siblings; Harlan(Sandy) Van Wyk, Helen Nolin, Donna (Lloyd) Steenhoek, Delmar (Diana) Van Wyk, Lois Telfer, and Leona (Wade) Charls; two sisters-in-law, Marge Van Wyk and Joyce Van Wyk and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her twin sister, Doris De Haai; two brothers, Howard and Harold Van Wyk and a brother-in-law, Darrell Nolin.
"So many memories, where does one begin? Having known TT my entire life is such a blessing. She was a barrel of fun, a friend, a neighbor, another mom to me, and I will miss her. Sorry we can't be with you at this time but know you are in my thoughts, my prayers, and my heart. Love and many hugs to you all ?
Karla, Ken, Kendi & Kayla Tibboel"
"Whenever Dorothy was in the neighborhood, she smiled and waved. And, took time to talk about the good things in life. Will miss this person. "
"Our hearts are completely shattered for the whole family. Dorothy and Jerry were the best neighbors that we could have asked for. Dorothy loved our son Rhett like one of her grandchildren. We?ve missed all this kisses and m&ms that she would give him since we moved, and even more now. Please reach out to us if there is anything you need! Love, Reece, Kayla, Rhett and McKenna"
"Jerry and family, there are no words to express the sorrow I feel for your great loss. You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed and thought so much of Dorothy. She was a good friend, our friendship goes back 66 plus years. We enjoyed many visits and laughs when we did get together. I will miss those times also. Heaven will be bright with her and Doris doing their thing. RIP, thanks for the giggles my friend."
"Jerry and family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most sad time. I can remember Dotty 's smile and sense of humor when seeing her at the Findlow family reunions. With sincere sympathy to you all, Sue Brown (daughter of Dick and Linda(Findlow) Brown"
"So sorry tami I have been thanking of your and your family Belinda"
"Jerry and family, my heart goes out to you as you grieve. I will remember Dorothy as a warm and friendly person with a wonderful smile and greeting."
"My condolences for the entire VanWyk and Findlow families. Dorothy always made me smile.
"Jerry and family-
Hugs and prayers to all ??"
"Jerry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you as you share special memories with your family. Love and prayers from Jan (Cowman) Miller"
"Thoughts and prayers to Dorothy's family and friends. She had a smile that lit up a room."