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JULY 5, 1927 – MAY 17, 2023

Dorothy Thele, age 95, passed away peacefully at Loveland, Colorado home on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Dorothy was born in Burlington, Iowa on July 5, 1927. She was one of seven children born to Mae (Sovern) and Charles Stratton. On December 12, 1970, Dorothy married Lyle Thele in Loveland, and they remained happily so until the time of her passing. Dorothy and Lyle had three children of their own. Dorothy was a caregiver at heart. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed feeding anyone and everyone. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother. She will be missed.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Lyle of Loveland and by her daughters, Mae Knight & husband David of Fort Collins, Colorado and Sharon McGriff & husband Mark of Burlington. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers, and by her son, Edward Reynolds.

Per her wishes, Dorothy’s cremation has been entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home. She will be placed to rest at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins in an intimate graveside ceremony on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 1:00pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Optimal Hospice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Thele family.