Dorothy was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL, and belonged to the Women’s Fellowship at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Roy W. Skaer, who died on July 10, 2018; her parents Frank and Cecelia, nee Schoenborn, Schneider; a brother, Daniel Schneider, a sister, Agnes (Walter) Frierdich; a sister-in-law, Doris (Grover) Carr; two brothers-in-law, Curt Skaer and Ralph Henss; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis J. and Elizabeth A., nee Froese, Skaer.
Surviving are her daughter, Diane Lupa (John Rekart);
two sons, Dean (Jane) Skaer, and Gary (Fay) Skaer;
six grandchildren, Allan (Stephanie) Skaer, Andrew (Jackie) Skaer, Elizabeth (Travis) Shaw, John Skaer, Steven (Laurel) Lupa, and Brian Lupa;
five great-grandchildren, Lillian, Dean, Mollie, Margaret, Gwyneth, and another great-grandchild due this fall;
a sister, Elaine (Don) Ortmann;
four brothers, Frank (Janice) Schneider, Ralph (Antoinette) Schneider, Robert (Janet) Schneider and Kenneth (Becky) Schneider;
a sister-in-law, Ethel Skaer;and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL, or to Autism Speaks-Research. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Dwayne Dollgener officiating.
Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.