Lydia Dotson

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Lydia J. Dotson, nee Englemann, 87, of New Athens, IL, born September 9, 1934, in Okawville, IL, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Lydia was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Tommy E. Dotson, whom she married on April 19, 1952, and who died on September 6, 2009; a son, Randy Dotson; her parents, Fred and Lydia, nee Brumeier, Engelmann; five sisters, Lorraine Steinkamp, Lavera Rakers, Laverta Christ, Laura Sullivan, and Lillian Holtgrewe; a half-sister, Reva Kape; and a half-brother, George Koenig.

Surviving are her children, Thomas (JoAnn) Dotson, Genevieve (Jay) Becker, Ronnie Dotson, Linda Wilson, eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Freeburg Care Center Activity Department. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial will be at Neunlist Cemetery, Addieville, IL.


2 Comments on Lydia Dotson

Scott and Dottie Huwer said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2022 at 6:26 PM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find peace and comfort with memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Scott and Dottie Huwer

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Colleen S. said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2022 at 4:52 PM

Deepest sympathy to all the family.I loved her very much and will miss her. I hope to see her soon when she will be in perfect health. ❤️

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