OBITUARY

Dorothy Elaine Bredernitz

August 1, 1939March 27, 2021

Dorothy Elaine Bredernitz, 81, of Bartonville, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at her home. She was born on August 1, 1939 in Peoria, a daughter of Thomas and Melba Thome. Dorothy married Lloyd A. Bredernitz on April 4, 1959 in Peoria, IL. He survives.

She is also survived by her two children, Diane (Roger) Cannon of St. Louis, MO and Michael (Heidi) Bredernitz of Mapleton; six grandchildren, Jamie, Lisa (Rene), Clint, Kayla, Dan & Kelly; one great-grandchild, Evan; and one sibling, Marilyn Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dorothy last worked as the office manager for State Farm Insurance agent Dan Hordesky's office for 15 years, retiring in 1996. She previously worked as a local realtor and also worked for Bartonville Bank. Dorothy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville, Timberlake Country Club, and American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville. She also enjoyed playing cards with her monthly card club friends for many years. She was a proud “Air Force Wife” and loved traveling, spending winters in The Villages, FL, baking, family gatherings and being Grandma.

Dorothy's funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville. Rev. Michael Jones will officiate. Her visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. also on Friday at the church. Interment will take place in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bartonville Fire Department, 5912 S. Adams St. Bartonville, IL 61607 or St. John Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be left for Dorothy's family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Thome, Father (deceased)
  • Melba Florence Nordwall Thome, Mother (deceased)
  • Lloyd A. Bredernitz, Husband
  • Diane (Roger) Cannon, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Michael (Heidi) Bredernitz, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Jamie, Lisa (Rene), Clint, Kayla, Dan and Kelly, Grandchildren
  • Evan, Great Grandchild
  • Marilyn Smith, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Bartonville Fire Department
  • St. John Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021

Memories

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Mark & Lee Ann Mowers

April 1, 2021

Prayers and blessings to the family and friends of Dorothy Bredernitz. May your hearts be lifted with the memories of Dorothy. Hugs and Love.
Mark & Lee Ann Mowers

Bill and Marjean Gabelhausen

March 31, 2021

A great lady has taken has taken the Lord's hand and gone to heaven. We have so many wonderful memories of being neighbors on Linda Curve and we will keep her memory in our heart.

Lloyd and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Bill & Marjean Gabelhausen

Marcia Moss

March 30, 2021

Dorothy has been in my life since we started grade. School. When I think of her, it’s the smile that I remember first. So many great thoughts of her. Her love of family, her happy demeanor, her faith, and being my friend. She will be missed, but we will see each other again .

Alex and Jeanie McMahon

March 29, 2021

Even though we are far apart, we always enjoyed being with Dorothy and Lloyd in Florida. Dorothy was a marvelous hostess and always had treats baking in the oven. She was,indeed, so proud of her children, grandchildren and and her great grandson. She will,indeed, be missed by all of us.!

Sandra Groff

March 29, 2021

When the Lord calls our loved ones home,He leaves a gift of memories in exchange.May those happy memories carry you though this sorrowful time.She will be missed.

With Sympathy
Tom and Sandy Groff

Karen Randle

March 29, 2021

My best of friend is gone and will miss her terribly. Happy though her pain and suffering is over and she is with all of her loved ones above. Until I am there with you and we can continue on with our friendship I will always have our many, many memories of grade school, high school, parties, travels and just being together. Love and miss you Karen

Jane Schaffer

March 28, 2021

To the family of my friend Dorothy. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you.
Such a sweet and caring person. Dorothy will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Dorothy Elaine Bredernitz, 81, of Bartonville, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at her home. She was born on August 1, 1939 in Peoria, a daughter of Thomas and Melba Thome. Dorothy married Lloyd A. Bredernitz on April 4, 1959 in Peoria, IL. He survives.

She is also survived by her two children, Diane (Roger) Cannon of St. Louis, MO and Michael (Heidi) Bredernitz of Mapleton; six grandchildren, Jamie, Lisa (Rene), Clint, Kayla, Dan & Kelly; one great-grandchild, Evan; and one sibling, Marilyn Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dorothy last worked as the office manager for State Farm Insurance agent Dan Hordesky's office for 15 years, retiring in 1996. She previously worked as a local realtor and also worked for Bartonville Bank. Dorothy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville, Timberlake Country Club, and American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville. She also enjoyed playing cards with her monthly card club friends for many years. She was a proud “Air Force Wife” and loved traveling, spending winters in The Villages, FL, baking, family gatherings and being Grandma.

Dorothy's funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville. Rev. Michael Jones will officiate. Her visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. also on Friday at the church. Interment will take place in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bartonville Fire Department, 5912 S. Adams St. Bartonville, IL 61607 or St. John Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be left for Dorothy's family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.