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Dorothy "Dottie" Mae Van Pilsum

June 16, 1935 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Dorothy “Dottie” Mae Van Pilsum died on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Good Samaritan in Indianola.  Visitation will start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16th at O’Leary Funeral & Cremation Services.  A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Dottie was born on June 16, 1935 to Lawrence and Jessie (Reese) Shanno in Carson, Iowa. Dottie graduated from Carson High School in 1953.  Dorothy spent most of her adult life in Norwalk.  She married Eugene Van Pilsum and they were blessed with four children. Dottie worked at CDS, and several businesses in Norwalk, including the bank, 4 Sons, and Casey’s.  She enjoyed bowling at Air Lanes, supporting the St. Louis Cardinals, needlepoint and cross stitch.

Dottie will be greatly missed by her children, Joe (Janelle), Dale and Keith (Shirley), and her daughter Deanna (Rob Fisher); her grandchildren and great grandchildren along with her nieces and nephews.


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Graveside Service
November 12, 2021

2:00 PM

November 16, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
O Leary Celebration of Life Center

Funeral Service
November 16, 2021

11:00 AM
O Leary Celebration of Life Center


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