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Dorothy (Althage) Kasmann

February 7, 1927 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 93)


Dorothy (nee Althage) Kasmann, 93, of Union, MO passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones on April 6, 2020. Dorothy was born February 7, 1927, in Lyon, MO, to the late Aldoph and Ella (Kormeier) Althage. She was united in marriage to the late Virgil Kasmann on September 1, 1946.


Dorothy was a life-long member of Port Hudson Ebenezer Lutheran Church near Lyon, MO, where she was baptized and confirmed, attended elementary school, and married. Virgil and Dorothy worked in Kirkwood, MO, when they were first married, but soon moved to a small farm near Lyon to raise their family. In 1966, the Kasmanns’ moved to their home near Union where Dorothy resided until her death.


Most of Dorothy’s life work was in food service: Decker’s Restaurant, Schulte’s Cafeteria, East Central College and MacDonald’s. She enjoyed caring for her garden and her many flowers, quilting, making yo-yos, playing cards, but most of all her family and friends.


Those left to celebrate Dorothy’s life are her children, Debra (Dale) Clithero of Nixa, MO, and Faron (Dana) Kasmann of Washington, MO; her grandchildren, Kyle (Robyn), Brian (Jenny), Corey (Michelle) Kasmann, Julie (Chad) Crego, Scott (Lindsey) Clithero and Lauren (Martin) Hedgecoke; and her thirteen great- grandchildren, Tyler, Ryker, Kylan, Brody, Wade, Kayleigh, Kelsee, Kenzie, Kadie, Leo, Penn, Pax and Gunnar; her brothers, Howard, Gilbert, and Richard Althage, her sisters, Esther Scheer and Mary Olson, her sister-in-law, Betty Kasmann, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


An online livestream at 11 am on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, of Dorothy’s graveside service at Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery will be available to extended family and friends. In person attendance is limited to ten members of the immediate family. A link to the livestream will be available in the service section of Dorothy’s obituary on or .  A public celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Ebenezer Lutheran Church or Mercy Hospice.

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Livestream Service
April 8, 2020

11:00 AM
1206 Jefferson St.
Washington, MO 63090

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