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BEINE, Dorothy Marie (Behling) 1920-2005

BEHLING, BEINE, GIRKEN

Posted By: K. Kittleson
Date: 11/16/2008 at 18:21:49

Visitation:
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Hauser Funeral Home
1205 South Main
Charles City, IA 50616

Service:
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
106 Chapel Lane
Charles City, IA 50616

Dorothy Marie Behling Beine was born February 1, 1920, in Floyd County, the daughter of Walter and Nellie (Girken) Behling. She graduated from the Immaculate Conception Academy in 1937.

On October 9, 1940, she was united in marriage to Floyd Beine, a grade school friend. During her working career Dorothy was employed as a proof reader and bookkeeper for Commercial Printing and helped establish the Midland Linotype School, a new educational facility at the time, was a salesperson at JC Penney, cashiered at both the Charles and Gem theaters during the four years her husband was serving overseas during World War II, was bookkeeper for her husband’s partnership of the B and L Shell Station and in later years worked part-time as a receptionist for Bill Harrold Realty. Dorothy also assisted her husband on the farm raising shorthorn cattle, corn and beans. Her greatest delight in her life was spending time with her family which she did at every opportunity.

She will always be remembered for devoting ten and a half years of care at home for her husband Floyd, who was in a coma. Dorothy was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Anthony’s Circle, Rosary Society, Tabernacle girls church choir, Women of the Moose and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Living family members include seven children, Marjorie (Thomas) Bartz of Charles City, Robert (Karen) Beine of Floyd, Victor (Debra) Beine of Charles City, Linda (Jeff) Bergstrom of Charles City, Ann (Paul) Skuster of Charles City, Richard (Julie) Beine of Charles City and Gena (Ronald) Hemann of Charles City; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two sisters, Thelma (Herb) Dirlam of Los Angelas, CA, and Marion (Joe) Snyder of Charles City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1994; a sister, Ruby, and her husband Walt Hobert; two nephews, Jimmy Hobert and Jimmy Beine; and a niece, Amy Snyder Brunner.

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Dorothy Beine

CHARLES CITY — Dorothy Beine, 85, of Charles City, died Saturday (March 5, 2005) at her home.

A funeral Mass for Dorothy Beine will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. The Rev. Carl Ries, pastor, will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where the rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. and a Vigil Scriptural Service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday at the church an hour prior to the Mass.

Dorothy Marie Behling Beine was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Floyd County, the daughter of Walter and Nellie (Girken) Behling. She graduated from the Immaculate Conception Academy in 1937. On Oct. 9, 1940, she was united in marriage to Floyd Beine, a grade school friend.

During her working career Dorothy was employed as a proofreader and bookkeeper for Commercial Printing and helped establish the Midland Linotype School, a new educational facility at the time; she was a salesperson at J.C. Penney; cashiered at both the Charles and Gem theaters during the four years her husband was serving overseas during World War II; was bookkeeper for her husband's partnership of the B and L Shell Station; and in later years, worked part-time as a receptionist for Bill Harrold Realty. Dorothy also assisted her husband on the farm raising shorthorn cattle, corn and beans.

Her greatest delight in her life was spending time with her family, which she did at every opportunity. She will always be remembered for devoting ten and a half years of care at home for her husband, Floyd, who was in a coma.

Dorothy was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Anthony's Circle, Rosary Society, Tabernacle Girls church choir, Women of the Moose and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Living family members include seven children: Marjorie (Thomas) Bartz of Charles City, Robert (Karen) Beine of Floyd, Victor (Debra) Beine of Charles City, Linda (Jeff) Bergstrom of Charles City, Ann (Paul) Skuster of Charles City, Richard (Julie) Beine of Charles City and Gena (Ronald) Hemann of Charles City; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Thelma (Herb) Dirlam of Los Angelas, Calif., and Marion (Joe) Snyder of Charles City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1994; a sister, Ruby, and her husband Walt Hobert; two nephews, Jimmy Hobert and Jimmy Beine; and a niece, Amy Snyder Brunner.

The Hauser Funeral Home, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, www.hauserfh.com.

Mason City Globe Gazette, March 7, 2005
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