Dorothy J. Schaake

Graveside services for Dorothy J. Schaake, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Jeni Anderson officiating. Masking and social distancing will be observed. Dorothy passed away Monday, December 7, 2020, at LMH Health.

She was born July 26, 1937, in Jefferson County, Kansas, the daughter of Frank and Mattie Tarpy Black. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School and shortly thereafter began working as a secretary for the Reuter Organ Co., a career that would last for 62 years, finally retiring in 2016. She was also a farm wife, and in her spare time she enjoyed being a 4-H leader, sewing, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

Dorothy married Dwane C. Schaake on April 29, 1956, in Oskaloosa. He preceded her in death in 2004. Two siblings, Alberta Pike and Merle Black also preceded her in death. Survivors include two children, Mark Schaake, Bonner Springs, and Jill Schaake Morgison and husband Kevin, Eudora; five grandchildren, Bronson & Chandler (Helen) Schaake, Kyle and Jamie Morgison, and Courtney Hunt; and two great grandchildren, Sterling and Mae Schaake.

Dorothy will lie in state from 9 am to 8 pm Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Douglas County 4-H Foundation, link: https://www.dccfoundation.org/fund/Douglas-County-4-H-Foundation-Fund, First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, or the charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Ron and Jane Garvin...

Jill and Kevin, Dorothy was quite a lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Sheryl Saathoff...

We are so sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to seeing your mom at McDonald’s. She was a special friend to my mom. They are enjoying a cup of McDonald’s coffee in heaven. Hold on to all the great memories – The Saathoff Family

From Sherry and Jim Muller...

Jill, we are thinking of you and your family at this time of deep loss! You helped her so much and she was able to depend on you to the very end! I will never forget going to your home for Thanksgiving every year and riding the cars around in your basement with all the cousins! Your mom and dad always made the best turkey and dressing. Every year I think of them wishing mine will turn out as good. Thank you Mark for always bringing your mom to my mom every Thanksgiving in the last few years. It meant so much to Marian!!! Also, thanks Jill for finding that Birthday card our Moms have passed back and forth for the past almost 30 years!! My mom got it one last time. We love you and are praying for you and your family!!

From Michelle Mailand...

Thanks for the happy memories Schaake family!

Easy link to the 4-H fund.

https://www.dccfoundation.org/fund/Douglas-County-4-H-Foundation-Fund

From JUDY STONE...

Jill, sorry for your loss.

From Delbert Sheldon...

So to hear of Your loss. To the entire “Schaake” Family .. 🙏

From Louise Wintermantel...

To the Schaake Family. My condolences to all of you. Dorothy and l were 4-H leaders and moms together. I always loved her positive attitude, wisdom and smiling face. Will miss her. Prayers for all.

From Nancy Vogel...

Mark and Jill, John and Janie, and families, May you be comforted at the death of Dorothy. She was a masterpiece of caring and friendliness, an icon of faithfulness in family life and work at Reuter Organ. I’ll miss her too. Peace, Nancy Vogel (granddaughter of Edward and Magdalena and daughter of John and Irene)

From Donita Landreth Bouton...

Our sincere condolences to the family. Dorothy was such a kind and generous soul – always happy to help or say a kind word! A great friend to my mother Donna Landreth also. So sorry for your loss!

From Diane Stiles...

Mark and Jill,
I am so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed all the Sunday morning breakfasts at McDonalds and sitting with Doroth;y at Church every Sunday. She was a great friend and I will miss her.

From Mary Ann Nicolay...

Jill and family, So sorry for the loss of your mother, Dorothy. You have my deepest sympathy.

From Elizabeth Woods...

To Jill, Kevin and Family, How I will miss good conversations with Dorothy! She and our Mother found out they were related through the Black family as distant cousins so Mother, Dorothy & I called each other “Cousin” now and then keeping up on news of our families and those whom we held close as mutual friends through 4-H, HDU/FCE membership, and Church and history of places and people whom we had known. Dorothy had so much “sparkle” in her life! She loved her family, her grandchildren, and all who knew, respected, and loved her. Sending you, her family, and friends, our sympathy and prayers, Elizabeth Weeks Woods

From Rhonda Banks...

Jill, and family so sorry to hear of your loss; my deepest sympathy.

From Julia Ingrassia...

Mark and the whole family, I send deep condolences on your loss, there is never a “right time” to lose a loved one, please know the love and peaceful prayers of friends are with all of you to make this new beginning as smooth as possible.. My father passed on Christmas Eve several years ago, and it is a conscious decision to keep up the “Merry” in “Christmas” – it is how he would have wanted it. Peace to all. Sincerely, Julia (Gregg) Ingrassia

From George & Cheryl Hunsinger...

Mark, and Jill, Was saddened to her of your moms passing. Wow its going to be very different not seeing her the county fair, or hearing her expertise in 4-H talk. She will be missed dearly. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family’s.

From Sheila Schaake-Bedord...

A truly wonderful woman that will be missed by many….the most fabulous grandmother to my sons you could ask for…came to all their sporing events and there were many! Would help in any way she could….selfless and so giving with her time and love…remarkable woman that I will never see her equal again….my sons are better men because of her and their grandfather for sure

From Sheldon and Joy McGuire...

Mark, Jill and family,
We are so sorry for your loss! Such a sweet, sweet woman your mother was!

From Julie Summers...

So very sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Don Jardon...

Sorry for your loss Jill, Kevin, and Family.

From Mike Stogsdill...

So sorry to hear this. Hoping for the best for all involved.

From Proctor Crow...

Mark and Jill I send my deepest condolences in the loss of your mother. She and I worked closely at Reuter for many years, and she will be missed.

From Elaine Eklund...

I will always remember our fun times at OHS!, will miss the phone calls keeping me up to date on the news in the Oskaloosa Independent! Mark and Jill, my thoughts and prayers.

From Kent Fisher...

Jill and Mark, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so special to dad and was like family to us. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

From Tracy Dethloff...

Sorry for your loss Jill and Kevin.

From Carol Wilcox...

Mark and Jill,
So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing.I can remember so many good times when our folks played cards at the old house. She will be missed by so many. She was a good friend and lady. Prayers for you and your families.

From Todd Seymour...

Jill and Mark…Bunny and I send our sincere condolences…She was a wonderful lady and friend.
Todd Seymour

From Gary and Kim Steffen...

Jill,
Gary and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

From Barbara A Roever...

I am so sorry to see we have lost Dorothy. We were friends through First United Methodist Church. We worked together on several annual Rummage sales and I always enjoyed seeing her at church services. She will be greatly missed.

From Donna Black Ketchum...

Dorothy was my Dad’s cousin and a wonderful friend to our family. She was such a kind person and I’m so sad to know she’s passed. Our deepest sympathies to her family.

From Jerri Sparke Hood...

I am so sad for your loss. Your Mom and I always shared a special bond since we had the same birthday. My thoughts are with you today.

From Diana &Mike Leming...

Jill and Mark, so sorry for the loss of your mom.This woman was a wonderful person as you know. She will be very missed and our hearts are are hurting for you and your family.We will never forget her! Your in our thoughts and prayers!❤️

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