Dorothy May Vanderberg

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April 5, 1942 ~ October 15, 2021

Dorothy May Vanderberg, 79, Brandon, died, Friday, October 15, 2021, at her home. 

Memorial Services will be 10:30am, Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home, in Brandon, with a Visitation beginning at 9:30am. Inurnment will follow at the Jasper City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Dorothy May Adams was born April 5, 1942, in Ethan, SD, to Steve and Dora (Gukeisen) Adams. She was raised on a farm just east of Ethan and she attended a one-room schoolhouse through the Eighth Grade, then went on and graduated from Parkston High School in 1960. After graduation, Dorothy moved to Sioux Falls and attended Nettleton Commercial College. Dorothy married Eugene Hoffman and was blessed with three children.  She later married Charles Vanderberg. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls. While raising her own three children, Dorothy also babysat other children and did seamstress work. Dorothy moved to Brandon in 1991. She officially retired from accounting in 2008. In 2012, Dorothy moved from Brandon to Edgerton, MN, to live with her daughter, Stephanie, and husband Ronald. Later, she returned to Brandon.

Dorothy enjoyed needlework and word games. She loved to be in the kitchen and her cooking brought her and others true joy.

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Robert Hoffmann, San Diego, CA, and Kevin Hoffmann, Brandon, SD; her daughter, Stephanie (Ronald) Van Der Linden, Edgerton, MN; one sister, Joyce (Keith) Loof, Hartford, SD; two brothers, LeRoy (Susan) Adams, Ethan, SD, and William (Dottie) Adams, Ethan, SD.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents; and one sister, Alice Lehrkamp.

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  • Connie says:

    Rest In Peace Dorothy!

  • Linda Meenan says:

    Mary Lou, A great woman of God has gone to her heavenly habitation to abide with King Jesus and all the host of heaven forever. Oh what a wonderful day! A day of reward and rejoicing! A day of singing and celebrating! The daughter of the King has come home!

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