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Dorothy Jane Rustemeyer


Dorothy Jane Rustemeyer, age 94, of Bonnots Mill, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Jefferson City. 

Dorothy was born on February 4, 1926, in Folk, a daughter to the late August and Christine Olivia (Wilde) Stegeman. 

Dorothy attended school in Folk. 

On August 24, 1948, she was united in marriage to Ferdinand “Ferd” Rustemeyer at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.  He preceded her in death on October 6, 1985. 

Dorothy was a homemaker and she babysat for many years.  

She was a member of St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill, the Ladies Sodality and the Bonnots Mill Betterment Club. 

Dorothy enjoyed embroidering, sewing, quilting, gardening, flowers and baking with her specialty being blackberry cobbler.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. 

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Richard Rustemeyer of Bonnots Mill and Andrew (Judy) Rustemeyer of Linn; three daughters, Jeanette Hook of St. Charles, Marilyn (Albert) Voss of Linn and Geneva (Denny) Menges of Jefferson City; nine grandchildren, Sara Hook-Stennett, Lesley Hook, Natalie Linton-Pittman, Amanda Peters, Bryan Voss, Brianne Menges, Kyle Menges, Heather Rustemeyer and Nicholas Rustemeyer; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Celsus (Joanie) Stegeman of Folk; two sisters, Marietta Schaefer of Loose Creek and Margie (Conrad Jr.) Haslag of Loose Creek, along with many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and spouse of 37 years, Dorothy was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Josie Peters; three brothers, Francis, Gene, and Ralph Stegeman; two sisters, Norma Sandbothe and Lydia Luecke and Three brothers-in-law, Charles Sandbothe, Ray Luecke and Francis Schaefer. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020, at Morton Chapel in Linn. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill with Rev. Anthony “Tony” Rinaldo as the Celebrant.  Interment will follow in the St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery.  

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Louis of France Catholic Church.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)


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Be assured of my prayers for your mother. My memories of Dorothy go back to all the summer fish fries and family gatherings.

Sr. Rosanne Rustemeyer Aug 9 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member she will be missed

Jamieneuner Aug 8 2020 12:00 AM

A lovely Christian lady. Bonnots Mill and St Louis Church has lost a wonderful member. Condolences to the family.

Sandra Voss Lock Aug 8 2020 12:00 AM

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