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Dorothy M (Ballmann) Trentmann

August 8, 1931 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 88)

Dorothy Trentmann (nee Ballmann), 88, of Washington, passed away on October 10, 2019. Dorothy, the daughter of the late John and Alvena Ballmann (nee Moellering), was born on August 8, 1931 in Dutzow, MO. On June 18, 1955, at St. Vincents Church she married her husband Gerald Trentmann. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and canning the vegetables she raised. She was always ready to prepare a meal for guests. She loved mowing her lawn and took pride in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Anthony Ballmann, and Fredrick Ballmann; Father and Mother-in-law, August and Elsie Trentmann; Brother and Sister-in-law, Lloyd and Rita Trentmann; and Brothers-in-law, Marvin Lottmann, Raenhardt Wesselschmidt, and Delano Trentmann.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Trentmann of Washington; children, Linda Papa and husband Steve of Keller, TX, Dale Trentmann and wife ZoAnn of Washington, Gerald Trentmann II and wife Valerie of Washington, and Lisa Adams and husband John of Shawnee Mission, KS; grandchildren, Jacob Papa, Alex Papa, Ashley Cull and husband Jason, Danielle Mooney and fiance William Strohmeier, Lauren Vlasak and husband Kurt, Andrew Trentmann, Nichole Adams, and Leah Adams; great-grandchildren, Ella, Ava, Langston, and Brynlee; sisters-in-law, laws Ruth Lottmann, Dolores(Tootsie) Trentmann, Norma Wesselschmidt, Darlene Ballmann, and Bonnie Ballmann; and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019, from 4 - 8:00 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Gertrude’s Grade School.

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