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Carol Ann Dohrer

September 2, 2017

Carol Ann Dohrer, 67, of Dubuque passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 with family by her side.

A prayer service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Family and friends may gather after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of service. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is in charge of arrangements. 

Carol was born  on October 15, 1949 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Helen (Hittenmiller) Kauffmann.

She graduated from Wahlert Catholic High School in 1967.

Carol has worked for the Holy Family Catholic School system for the past 29 years.  She worked at St. Mary's/St. Patrick's School for 14 years, St. Joseph The Worker School for 2 years, and the past 13 years at St. Columbkille's School.  Carol's co-workers, the students, & their families were very important to her and she loved them like family.  Carol took great pride in her work and went above and beyond to make sure the students, staff, and families were taken care of.  She will be greatly missed around St. Columbkille's School. 

Carol loved her daughters, grandson, and son-in law more than anything. Spending time with them gave her great joy!  She loved her B-bop to the moon & back, twice. 

Carol is survived by two daughters, Kristy (Jake) Meyer and Lindsey Dohrer, both of Dubuque, Iowa; her Grandson, Blake Meyer; and her sister, Jan (Paul) Wiedemann of Dubuque, Iowa.  Sister-in-law Berti (Tom) Buelow of Dubuque, Iowa.  Nieces & Nephews Michelle (Steve Hopkins) Freiburger, of Mesa, Arizona, Mike (Sara) Wiedemann & their children Nicholas & Addison Ruth, of Dubuque, Iowa, Katie (Jason) Schwass & their children Knox & Sterrin of Dubuque, Iowa, Andy (Beth) Buelow, of Waterloo, Iowa, Katie (Kevin) Kopp and their children Macy & Milo, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Helen & Harold Kauffmann; her sister Mariella Freiburger; and her brother Timmy Kauffmann. 

The family would like to thank Dr. David Bender & the entire Oncology team at UIHC for their love, support, and dedication in Carol's fight with cancer the past 5 years.  We also want to thank the staff of the Wendt Regional Cancer Center of Dubuque and Hospice of Dubuque for the care they gave Carol in her final days. 

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial fund has been established and monetary donations can be made to Leonard Funeral Home.  

 Service Information

September 9, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Columbkilles
1240 Rush St
Dubuque, Iowa 52003

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