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“My deepest sympathies for the family. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: David Good - Moline, IL

“Your mom and mine June Cope were the closest of friends. I know they are greeting each other with open arms. My thoughts are with you at this time. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Maxine (Cope) McDonald

“We send our sincere sympathy to the family with love and prayers. We have good memories of the many Christmas visits that Dorothy and Ray had with...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sister Veronica Haronik. and Sister Lucy - MO

“Thinking of you at this time of your mothers passing. I lost my mother 6 years ago. I still miss her every day. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Michele [raymond] Hughes - Moline, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Dottie was a friend of our family, and she will be missed dearly. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs Robert L. Williams - IL


Dorothy M. Onderbeke, 91, of Rock Island, IL, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice.

Dorothy was born on September 26, 1920 in Moline, IL, the daughter of Willard M. and Svea Marion (Johnson) Hauerwas. She married Raymond A. Onderbeke on May 10, 1941 in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 15, 1999. Dorothy worked as a janitor for the I.H. Farmall Plant for over 38 years. She was a member of Memorial Christian Church in Rock Island. She was a member of O.E.S. Chapter 165, Daughters of Mokanna, WOTM # 168, R.I. Moose, UAW Local 1309, and VFW Auxiliary 1303. She was a past member of M.C.O. of Zal-Caldron. Dorothy cooked for the Blind Center for about 8 years at the R.I. Evening Lions Club Auxiliary.

Survivors include
Children Barbara Petersen Cedar Rapids, IA
Toni (Ted) Niemann Columbus, OH
7 Grandchildren Kevin (Becky) Petersen
Randy (Adrienne) Petersen
Becky Petersen Beck
Tyne (Matt) Jenkins
Tad Niemann
Taylor Niemann
Tate Niemann
4 Great Grandchildren
Sister Carol Lawson Moline, IL

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and brothers, Ralph & Dale Hauerwas.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.