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Dorothy Ann (Boerste) LaGrange

August 31, 1930 ~ July 14, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Dorothy Ann LaGrange, 92, was born on August 31, 1930, in St. Marks, IN, to Theodore and Lydia (Winter) Boerste. In that same home on July 14, 2023, Dorothy passed away surrounded by her loving family.


Dorothy graduated from Tell City High School in 1948. She was united in marriage to Ovalee August LaGrange on November 25, 1948, and they shared 74 wonderful years together.


She was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church and the Church Choir, St. Marks Home Economics, and Daughters of Isabella. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, reading and playing cards, especially euchre. Her greatest enjoyments were her grandchildren and she loved watching them in all their activities. Dorothy was known by all for her generous, never judgmental, kind heart. She was one of the sweetest, most kind people you were ever blessed to have met.


Dorothy is survived by her husband of 74 years, Ovalee LaGrange; her children, Dave (Sue) LaGrange of Tell City, Mary (Maurice) Carter of Cannelton, Debbie LaGrange of St. Marks, Sheila (Rocky) Kleeman of Troy, Joan LaGrange of St. Marks, John (Tammy) LaGrange of Santa Claus, Tim (Phyllis) LaGrange of St. Marks, and Stan (Liz) LaGrange of St. Marks; 18 Grandchildren, Gabe LaGrange, Katie Williams, Matt Carter, Mandy Tidwell, Jason Carter, Aaron Carter, Jeff Bockhold, Eric Kleeman, Travis Kleeman, Kaci Copeland, Justin Bosley, Stephanie Glenn, Josh LaGrange, Valerie Goldman, Alicia Roth, Danielle Vaal, Kaebra Sutton, and Heath LaGrange; and 47 great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her brothers, Alvin, Frank, Albert, and Ralph Boerste; one sister, Lucille Cassidy; and a grandchild, Melissa Bockhold.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Monday, July 17, 2023, at St. Marks Catholic Church with Fr. Kolbe Wolniakowski officiating. Burial will follow in St. Marks Church Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday, July 16, 2023, and from 9am until 10:15am on Monday, July 17, 2023, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital.


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July 16, 2023

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
920 10 Street
Tell City, IN 47586

July 17, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
920 10 Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Mass of Christian Burial
July 17, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Marks Catholic Church
Hwy 145
St. Marks, IN 47586


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