Dorothy Louise Bos, 81, Hills, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A funeral service was Monday, Oct. 31, at The Reformed Church of Steen. Burial followed in the Eastside Cemetery in Steen.
Dorothy Vander Steen was born March 28, 1935, to George and Elizabeth (Rodenberg) Vander Steen on a farm place north of Hills. She attended country school north of Hills until the family moved to Leota in 1941, where she attended Christian school and then public school in Edgerton. She then started to work for Fikse Produce and Nelson’s hardware/clothing store in Luverne.
Dorothy married Lyle Bos on Oct. 15, 1954, at her parents’ home in Leota. The couple lived in Hills for the remainder of their lives. Dorothy managed their grain and livestock trucking business. She also worked as a cook at the Tuff Memorial Home for several years, Tony’s Clover Farm, Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls for 27 1/2 years and then again at the Tuff Memorial Home until retiring in July of 2016.
She was a member of The Reformed Church of Steen. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed baking. Dorothy will be remembered by her family for the special baked treats of choice for their birthdays, and she made all of the grandchildren’s wedding cakes. She enjoyed reading, playing Rummi Kub and Rook.
She is survived by four children, Lila (Bill) Kroon, Rock Rapids, Iowa, Leo Bos, Hills, Lora (Bob) Sayler, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Lois (Doug) Boeve, Beaver Creek; 10 grandchildren, Becky (Craig) Bontje, Stacy (Darin) Knobloch, Robin (Mike) Spath, Brian (Amy) Kroon, Nicole Sayler, Kelli Sayler, Danielle (Wyatt) Walter, Brianna (Mitchell) Leuthold, Brittany Boeve and Brandon Boeve (fiancée Logan Herman); 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie Bosch, Luverne, and Marie (Elmer) Veldhuizen, Edgerton; many nieces, nephews and other relatives; and special friends Gail Babcock, Olga Bly and Henrietta Haak.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Bos; two brothers, Bill and Cornie Vander Steen; and four sisters, Tracy Veenstra, Gert De Boer, Margaret Vleistra and Betty Brouwer.
Arrangements were by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.