Wednesday, December 17, 2014



Dorothy “Dottie” V. Sampson, 71, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Colesburg United Methodist Church, Colesburg, Iowa. Interment was at Zion Cemetery, rural Colesburg, Iowa. Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Edgewood, Iowa, assisted the family with services.

She was born Aug. 11, 1942, at Colesburg, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Dola (Gull) Sampson.

Dorothy graduated with honors from Colesburg Consolidated School.

Dorothy was employed for 33 years at the Northern District of Iowa U.S. Probation Office in Cedar Rapids, and retired in 2006.

Dorothy was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, playing cards, the Iowa Hawkeyes and, most of all, treasured her family.

Survivors include her sister, Ardyce Wilson, Princeton, Kansas; two brothers, Milton (Kitty) Sampson, Ottawa, Kansas, and Floyd (Gwen) Sampson, Colesburg, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Perry (Elaine) Sampson, Lynne (Doug) Melchert, Mary Jo (Chris) Larsen, Chuck (Meg) Wilson, Cindi (Mark) Dryden, Andy (Angela) Sampson, Stephen (friend Lisa) Sampson, Katherine (friend John) Sampson; several great-nieces and great-nephews; plus an unborn great-great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Max Wilson.

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