She was married on June 26, 1954 to John “Skip” Conen, who precedes her in death in 2011. Also preceding her in death is a son Steve Conen; her parents; a brother, Roland “Shorty” Lautner; and one step grandchild
Dorothy was retired from Best Chair and was a member of St. John Chrysostom Church where she sang in the Ladies Society Choir. She enjoyed reading and quilting.
Surviving are her children, Wesley Conen of Ferdinand; Dale Conen (Suzy) of New Boston, Shirley Begle (Tim) of Dale and Donna Gessner (Tony) of New Boston, a brother Richard Lautner of Chandler; ten grandchildren, two step grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 PM CST, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at St. John Chrysostom Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 PM and Thursday 11:00 AM -12:15PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation.