Dorothy Louise Rex
February 3, 1925 – June 6, 2018
Dorothy was born February 3, 1925, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The only child of Gustav and Bertha Toffel, she was blessed with 3 older siblings, as her mother had been previously widowed. Within days of her birth, her parents summoned the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church to baptize her in the home through the gospel in Word and water for adoption into God’s family. The Savior nourished the faith he had created in Dorothy’s heart, and led her to confess this faith publicly. She was confirmed in the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin, on April 10th, 1938. After graduating from Waukesha High School, she attended Secretarial School. Dorothy was briefly married to Ralph Falk and gave birth to Stephen. After suffering the pains of a divorce, she worked as a secretary for a bank president in the Milwaukee area. It was there that she met Allen Rex, and married him on March 31, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Dorothy and Allen were able to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary in 2013.
During Dorothy’s marriage, she fulfilled the role of homemaker, wife and mother. While living in Wisconsin, she served the Lord by visiting church members who were shut-ins, drove for the Red Cross, and was part time Organist for the church. After a move to Florida in 1971, she voluntarily served the Lord at Peace Lutheran Church, Holiday, Florida, as church organist for 42 years. After the death of her youngest daughter, Constance in 2011, and husband, Allen in 2013, she resided in assisted living until an injury in 2017 determined her need for skilled nursing care. Visits by her Crown of Glory Lutheran Church family and Pastor, along with the forgiveness of her sins through Holy Communion provided comfort and peace. She remained faithful to her Lord and God until Jesus called her home.
We who remain behind, daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bob Seifert (Ocoee, Florida); grandson, Bryce Seifert, great-grandchildren, Isabella and Samuel (Ocoee, Florida); son and wife, Stephen and Gail Falk (Custer, Wisconsin), grandchildren Andrew Falk (Amy), Kristen Luebke (Ken), Lori Beth Malec (Brad) and great- grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher, April, Aaron, Justin and Jeremy, cling in faith to Jesus Christ, our only Savior. We wait in anticipation for the day all will rise from the grave and believers in Jesus Christ will reside with Him in his heavenly kingdom. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his blood, be honor and glory and power now and forever. Amen.
- Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018
Dorothy Louise Rex
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June 15, 2018
It was a pleasure to meet Dorothy through my friend... her wonderful daughter Carolyn. I feel blessed my path has crossed with several of her family members. She will be missed.
June 13, 2018
Dorothy was a blessing to us all... a kind, warm, loving soul truly inspired by a life lived through Christ.
June 9, 2018
To my beautiful dearest friend, I’m heartbroken knowing of your passing, and at the same time happy knowing that you are in peace and Gods gentle care. I will forever remember my travels to go and visited with you, they brought peace to my soul. Your generosity, kindness, contagious smile and giving soul will be missed. I still have the seashell necklace you gave me, hanging on my rearview mirror a pleasant reminder of you. My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends. I’m so glad our path cross, Eternal memory my dear friend.