Mrs. Lunte was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she served as an Eucharistic minister. She also served as president of St. Mary’s School Mothers’ Club. Dorothy worked with Meals-on-Wheels and was a volunteer for PSOP (Southwestern Illinois College’s Programs & Services for Older Persons). She was an avid tennis player and golfer.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Raymond V. Lunte, whom she married on February 7, 1946, and who died on June 21, 1993; her parents, William Richard and Viola, nee Kaemmerer, Lowe; and three brothers, Kenneth, Richard, and Robert Lowe.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Michael James (Cheryl) Lunte of O’Fallon, IL,
Rae Jean (Larry) Flatt of Birmingham, AL,
and Lance David (JoAnn) Lunte of Fairview Heights, IL;
seven grandchildren, Kimberly Lunte, Brad (Jessica) Lunte,
Jason (Maegan) Lunte, Shelby Lunte, Marissa Rae Flatt,
Justine (Josh) Veath, and Kaitlyn Lunte;
four great-grandchildren, Audrey, Henry, Layla, and Oliver;
a brother, Ronald M. (Bernice) Lowe;
three sisters-in-law, Elma Lowe, Arlou Lowe, and Janette Lowe;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Christopher Anyanwu officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.
Mike, Rae Jean, Lance and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, but are relieved that her struggles are over and she is at peace with Ray.
I have such fond memories of your mom and all of our time together as kids. Your home was a second home to Bart, as my family dealt with Gregg’s needs. We thank her and all of you for the good memories.
Bill and Cindy (Becherer) Evans, Swansea, IL, 62226
Such a sweet lady – she will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lunte family.
Roger & Shirley Flatt, Madison, MS, 39110
You are in our thoughts and prayers. I pray you find peace in this time of sorrow. Aunt Dorothy will be missed.
Kathy and Dan Kowalik, Saint Peters, Mo, 63376
Lance, Rae Jean, Mike& families.
She was a “gutsy” lady who always spoke her mind and I am sure she is doing the same in her new home. I know she missed your Dad and is at peace. She was always grateful for all your help in her last few years.
louise hoppenjans, belleville, il, 62220
At my dad’s visitation, Mike told me how my dad single-handedly carried a refrigerator up the steps. I wish I could have attended Aunt Dorothy’s visitation. I would have told how even among all her very strong brothers, Aunt Dorothy, to me, always seemed the strongest of those siblings.
Daniel Lowe, Encinitas, CA, 92024
Sorry that Dorothy has gone to heaven and you will no longer be able to tell her you love her or hear her say the same to you. But she will be in your hearts and lives through her beautiful children and grandchildren who will remember her always. She is now free from this earthly body with pain and has a perfect body and mind with Jesus our father who is in heaven. We send our love to all of you and know it will be some time of loss but you will come to know that she is in a better place with Jesus.
Earl & Sue Pond, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
Your was a neat lady.she was fun and pretty. I feel blessed that she was in my life.
shirley bredhnitz, travlersrest, south carolina, 29690