Dorothy G. Pfanz

Dorothy G. Pfanz, 86, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Villas of Holly Brook in Morton.

She was born on March 19, 1934, in East Peoria to Gail and Roberta (Cooley) Sievers. She married Jene Pfanz on March 7, 1953, in Pekin. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2015.

She was also preceded by one son, Rick Pfanz in 1993.

Surviving are one son, Randy (Amy) Pfanz of Minier; two grandchildren, Clint Pfanz of Danvers and Sarah Pfanz of Georgia; one great grandson, Lucas; one sister, Delores Brady of Deer Creek; one niece, Karen “Sissy” (John) Thomas of Deer Creek; several Pfanz nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Taffy.

Dorothy was a cake baker for 28 years, making beautiful wedding cakes. She enjoyed knitting booties for Threads of Love and going to her son’s school activities and tractor pulls. Dorothy went on three cruises as she enjoyed traveling, camping and attending the Mule Festival in Kahoka, MO.

She was a member of First Reformed Church in Pekin.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the visitation and funeral service and masks are recommended. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Threads of Love, c/o Delores Brady, P.O. Box 325, Deer Creek, IL 61733 or for the continued care of Dorothy’s dog, Taffy, c/o Delores Brady, P. O. Box 325, Deer Creek, IL 61733.

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