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Dorothy "Dottie" Marie McEntee

May 5, 1923 - February 9, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Dorothy "Dottie" Marie McEntee

Dorothy "Dottie" Marie McEntee

Born: May 5, 1923
Died: February 9, 2020
Age: 96

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Dorothy “Dottie” Marie McEntee, the daughter of Bernard Matthew and Margaret Corsini Murray Steffen, was born May 5, 1923, in the Kingsley area.  The family moved to the Spencer area at a young age.  She received her early education and graduated from Spencer High School in 1940.  Dottie continued her education from American Institute of Business in 1942.

     Dottie married Lawrence “Mack” McEntee on December 27, 1943, when he came home from Europe on Leave from World War II.  While Mack was in the Army, Dottie worked for Cornwall & Cornwall Attorneys in Spencer, then followed him to Camp Campbell working in Purchasing and Contracting for Civil Service.  Upon returning to Spencer, she worked at Farmers Bank until began working in 1956 for Drs. Jones and Fieselmann which grew to become Spencer Medical Associates.  Dottie retired in 1991 as the Clinic Manager.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, CDA, American Legion Aux., V.F.W. Aux., Questers.  She served as Consultant for Spencer School of Business for Medical Assistant Program and following her retirement, Dottie volunteered at Spencer Family YMCA.

     Mrs. McEntee passed away on February 9, 2020 at Northshire Residence in Spencer at the age of 96.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mack; brothers: Verlyn “Bud” (Dorothy) Steffen, Wyman (Kay) Steffen and Leo Steffen; and sister-in-law, Sally Steffen.

     She is survived by her daughter, Lori McEntee Clark of Spencer; son, Daniel (Jeanne) McEntee of Spencer; 4 grandchildren: John (Janelle)  McEntee, Jill (Luke) Sears, Christy (Boone) Bjorklund and Mallory Clark; 7 great grandchildren; son-in-law, Marc Clark; brother, Kenneth Steffen of Ottumwa, IA; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Steffen of Carroll, IA and Ann Matthews of Mission, KS; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic School in Spencer.
Father Tim Johnson
Deacon Scott Steffen
John McEntee
Boone Bjorklund
Luke Sears
Mike Steffen
Tim Steffen
Marc Clark
Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday with the family present from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Spencer.  Catholic Daughters Rosary Service will be held at 3:30 P.M. at the Church.
Anne Steffen-Smith
Anne Steffen-Smith and Kim Willow

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
"Be Not Afraid"
"On Eagles Wings"
"Isiah 49"
"Oh Loving God"
"Shepherd Me O' God"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:07 PM
“To the family of Dottie,
So sorry I missed this. Dottie was truly a gem. She hired me and I worked with her a long time. Extremely sorry for your loss!”
- Lynda Viedenkamp
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 12:17 PM
“Dan and Lori, with our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom, she was a wonderful mother, you were blessed to have such loving parents, I remember them fondly!
The Worsfold Family”
- Cheryl Schoof
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:15 PM
“Our sympathy to you. I always remember our fun trips to Spencer to see all of you. May you find comfort in your memories of your Mom. ”
- Faye (Delperdang) Klein
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:57 AM
“Lori and Danny my sincere condolences to you and your families in the loss of your Mom. She was a very special lady. Your parents were good friends with the Anderson's. Rest in Peace Dottie.”
- Julie Anderson Fisher
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“Keeping your Families in our thoughts and prayers!”
- Dawn Green Fletcher
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:01 PM
“Dear Family of Dottie,
You have my empathy for your loss. I would so like to be with you for the Wake and Funeral. Love & prayer, Sr. Mary Lou Geraets (My mother Mary Agnes Geraets was Dottie's 1st cousin.)”
- Sr. Mary Lou Geraets
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:34 PM
“Many great memories and what a beautiful woman she was. ”
- Jim Steffen
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:34 PM
“You have my sincere condolences. I worked with Dottie for many years. She was respected and admired.”
- Donna Osher
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:29 AM
“My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family !
God Bless ”
- Rhonda Olson
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:27 AM
“Jeanne & Dan & family, I was saddened to hear about the loss of you mother, Dottie! May peace and prayers comfort you during this time. Sande & Randy Geidl”
- Sande & Randy Geidl
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 5:02 PM
“Dan,Jeanne,Lori and family, I'm sorry to hear of Dorothys' passing. She was always such a nice lady. I hope your memories of her will help ease your loss.”
- Randy Huckfelt
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 5:01 PM
“My dearest condolences to Lori, Dan, and each of your families. Dottie and Mack were such wonderful neighbors to my parents Jim and Wadena Lorenz when they all lived next door to one another on East 18th Street in Spencer. The measure of our lives is the love we shared with those who came before us. ”
- Julia Lorenz Petersen
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:21 PM
“God bless Dottie, wonderful friend to my mother, one of the many good people who lived nearly lifelong in Spencer. To her family, I am sorry for your loss.”
- Jim Bohnenkamp
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:21 PM
“Deepest sympathies to the McEntee family. May your memories help comfort you now and in the days ahead.”
- Kathy Anderson Brees
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:21 PM
“John & Family, I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. May God's peace be with you.”
- Tami Mugge Diekmann
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Dottie was an excellent clinic manager at Spencer Medical Associates. She help us build the new building across from the hospital. She was liked and appreciated by patients and staff. A life well lived.”
- Steve Wolfe
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Dottie was a great friend to my mom, Irene Groote, she was so friendly and caring, I am sorry for your loss”
- Jone Lewis
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“I have very fond memories of Dottie (and Mack) through the years. Each time I returned to Spencer to visit my mom, we would stop by to visit Dottie. She was a wonderful person.”
- Teri Wheeler
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“Dear Dan,Jeanne, Lori and Family, We are sorry for your loss of Dottie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dottie rode the Rides bus and was a wonderful passenger. We will miss her. Mike & Mary”
- Mike & Mary Monroe
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:28 PM
“Just a little u work with dottie she will be missed I'm so sorry for your loss dottie was a wonderful lady.”
- Heidi sky
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:41 PM
“I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to all the family and friends of Dottie McEntee. My wonderful memories of her will live on in my heart forever. She was a truly awesome mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. We will all miss her warm smiles, interesting conversations, her tasty cooking, and her love of family. I loved to get historical information from her. She had a lot of tales to tell. What an incredible lady!!!”
- Barbara Huntimer
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:56 PM
“Lori and Danny - Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your sweet mother. May she rest in lasting peace.
Love Always, Kathy and Lee”
- Kathy Rath
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:56 PM
“I loved spending family gatherings at Dottie's house. The kids would play hide and seek for hours until she brought out her yellow cake with the delicious chocolate fudge frosting. It was always my favorite! She was a special great-aunt to me and she will be missed.”
- Molly Steffen Juza
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:56 PM
“Aunt Dottie will be missed greatly! She was always there to lend a helping hand with a smile. She and Uncle Mac will now be together in heaven and watching over their loved ones! We will miss you!”
- Mary Pat Steffen Ricke and Mike Ricke
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 3:24 PM
“My sincere condolences to the family. Mack and Dottie were our next door neighbors on West 4th street as I was growing up. Mack gave me my first job 3 days after I passed my driving test. Worked at Mack's Standard until I entered the Air Force . Dottie will be missed.
Bob Carlson”
- Robert C Carlson
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