Dorothy Maurer

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Dorothy M. Maurer, nee Sorensen, 83, of Freeburg, IL, born January 15, 1935, in Joliet, IL, died Friday, June 8, 2018, at Fountain View Manor, Granite City, IL.

Mrs. Maurer was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, David C. Maurer, who died on May 9, 2008; her parents, Boyd E. and Audrey E., nee Hornberger, Sorensen; and three brothers, John Sorensen, Donald Sorensen, and Eugene Sorensen.

She is survived by three sons, John (Debbie) Porth, David (Renee) Porth, and Jim (Jackie) Porth;
nine grandchildren, Crystal (Brian), Stefanie (Clayton), Mike (Cara), Ryan (Katy), Erin (Kenny), Ashley (Mike), Sarah (Jesselee), Elizabeth, and Matthew;
ten great-grandchildren, Megan, Patrick, Tyler, Jayden, Tessa, Lexa, Cameron, Tye, Kade, and Brooke;
and nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff of Fountain View Manor Memory Care for the kindness and care given to Dorothy during her stay, and to Hospice of Southern Illinois for their dedication, compassion and care during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, or to Fountain View Manor Memory Care, Granite City, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.


1 Comment on Dorothy Maurer

John Porth said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2018 at 4:54 PM

I hope you are with David again.

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