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Dorothy E. Althage

October 18, 1921 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 99)


Dorothy E. Althage, 99, of Washington, passed away on October 11, 2021. Dorothy, daughter of the late Edward Gerlemann and his wife Marie Louise nee Mollenbrock, was born on October 18, 1921 in New Haven. Mrs. Althage was baptized at Ebenezer Stone Church and confirmed at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in New Haven. On May 10, 1941, she was united in marriage to O. Carroll Althage at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in New Haven. 


Dorothy was employed at JC Penney in Washington, until her retirement. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. Mrs. Althage was an active member of the Prayer Network, Women’s Fellowship, and the Quilting group. 


She was a strong, loving, and giving person who took care of others throughout her life.


Mrs. Althage was preceded in death by her parents; husband, O. Carroll Althage; brother, Robert Gerlemann, and sister, Ella Meyer.


Among her survivors are five children, Judith Alt of Kirkland, WA, Rodger Althage and wife Amber of Bellingham, WA, Reid Althage and wife Teri Berger of Arlington, Washington, Jill Shelton and husband Dale Benedict of Washington, and Lori Sehrt and husband Steve of Washington; five grandchildren, Sara Gottman of Boston, MA, Grey Gottman and wife Jamie of El Cerrito, CA, Kelly Shelton of St. Louis, Taylor Wosnig of Kirkland, WA, and Christina Sehrt of Duluth, MN; two great-grandchildren, Eli Gottman of El Cerrito, CA and Audra Wosnig of Kirkland, WA; other relatives and many friends.


Burial will be private at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Washington. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Building Fund.

Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington. 

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