Dorothy Brownell, 91, of Allen, NE, went to be with the Lord her Savior Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, NE. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Allen United Methodist Church in Allen, NE; with Pastor Lorri Kentner officiating. The visitation will be Friday, January 1, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield, NE. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Allen, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield, NE.
Dorothy was born November 9, 1924 to John and Cecil (Robinson) Potter in Ulysses, NE. She graduated from Allen High School. Dorothy married Raymond Brownell on April 14 1946, and they blessed this marriage by adopting two children. Dorothy was a full time farm wife and stay at home mother. She was a member of the Sand Hills Club, the Allen United Methodist Church, and the Ladies Aid. Dorothy was also a Rosie Riveter. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, and traveling.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Chriss) Brownell of Cedar Rapids, IA; daughter, Pamela (Keith) Simonsen of Lincoln, NE; grandchild, Matthew (Julia) Brownell of Vinton, IA, great grandchildren, Katelan, Brittney, Jordyn, and Tanner Brownell of Vinton, IA, and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins, and friends.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two infant sons, brothers, brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law.