Dorothy M. Lemmer


SUBLETTE - Dorothy M. Lemmer, 87, of Sublette passed away at Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation in Franklin Grove.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Father Peter Pilon officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, LaMoille. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at the funeral home.

Dorothy was born June 9, 1932 in Sublette to Harold and Lucille (Vincent) Bonnell. She married Donald “Doc” Lemmer on Oct. 2, 1954 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Sublette.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years; five children, Karen Lemmer of Denver, Colo., Gary (Deb) Lemmer of Mendota, Robert (Amanda) Lemmer of Amboy, Jeffrey Lemmer of Sublette and Brenda Lemmer of Mendota; one brother, Harold (Carol) Bonnell, Jr. of Sublette; two sisters, Cathy (Gary) Bauer of Oregon, Ill., and Marilyn (Bill) McGrane of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Bonnell of Sublette; 13 grandchildren, Amy (James) Coleman, Jessica (Chris) Lemmer, Jacob (Lindsay) Lemmer, Samantha (Abby) Lemmer, Jackson Lemmer, Andrea (Ricky) Bialas, Mitch Bialas, Alison (Michael) O’Brien, Megan (Aaron) Smith, Morgan (Christopher) Webber, Josh Lemmer, Dustin (Brittany) Lemmer and Andrea (Richard) Karney; and 17 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Gabriel, Jessica, Lillian, Braylen, Layla, Jeffrey, Elsa, Elizabeth, Kayden, Landon, Kaylee, Katrina, Caidence, Riley, Skylar and Declan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Bonnell.

Dorothy attended Amboy High School. She worked for Hart Carter in Mendota for over 20 years. For several years she was the treasurer and a member of TOPS in Mendota. She loved music, playing the keyboard and doing puzzles. She was known for baking cinnamon rolls and also for the fudge she made during the Christmas holiday.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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