Doris Aronson

Doris A Aronson

Friday, April 4th, 1930 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Doris A. Aronson, 89, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Stonehill Franciscan Health Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Friends and family may gather from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday, November 25 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.
Doris was born April 4,1930, in Dubuque, the daughter of Matthew and Melinda Gauer. Doris retired from Betty Jane Candy in 1992 after 40 years of employment. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Earl in their motorhome during their retirement years.
Survivors include her son, Mark (Marcy) Aronson of Bettendorf, Iowa, her nephew Larry (Karen) Gauer of Dubuque, Iowa, cousins Doug (Sue) Gauer of Dubuque and Michelle Gauer of Lansing, Iowa and niece Linda Louise Gauer of St.Johns, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 2005 after 55 years marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Gene Gauer and Cletus Gauer.
The family would like to thank all who helped her at home including the staff of Home Instead and Stonehill Franciscan Health Center. A special thank you to longtime friends Ralph Roling, Becky and Tom Kraus.
Memorials can be left to Stonehill Franciscan Health Center or your charity of choice.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 25th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, November 25th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Monday, November 25th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, November 25th, 2019 12:00pm
    Dubuque Memorial Gardens
    8209 Jecklin Ln.
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Randie Haber

Posted at 11:55am
Doris was my cousin, we haven't seen each other in decades because i went int the service and moved away. god bless the family at such a hard time. Linda was my aunt and doris looked like my mother as she aged. I now live in NV. close to Lake Tahoe

Linnae Heinz Hayford

Posted at 08:44pm
Dear Mark ~
Oh, our sweet, sweet Dorie! We have lost such a lovely woman with a kind heart and loving spirit. Your beloved mom celebrates the joys of heaven with the angelic hosts. What an amazing life she lived!
Our memories of Dorie span decades during the days at Betty Jane Candies at 965 Main Street. She was the only employee I remember who worked during the entire three generations of the company. From working as a young girl out of high school under the founder of the company, a Greek immigrant, Peter Kloston, through the span of forty-plus years to her retirement under John Heinz Sr and John Heinz Jr, Dorie packed thousands and thousands of boxes of chocolates, myriads of Valentine heart boxes, hundreds and hundreds of chocolate Easter eggs, and provided superb service to multitudes of candy customers. In all the many years I have worked with your dear mom, I have never once witnessed her to be in a bad mood, speak ill of her co-workers, or even frown! She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye! She had such pride in her work as though it was her own company. Dorie became a true icon of Betty Jane Candies -- she represented the company with character, class, and charisma!
May the Lord bless you, Mark, with peace and comfort. May the amazing memories of your beloved mom fill your heart with joy. May she sleep in heavenly peace. Well done, Dorie, thou good and faithful servant of the Lord. We will always remember you!

Our love,
John P Heinz, Daniel and Linnae (Heinz) Hayford

Dan Avenarius

Posted at 06:41pm

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. I can remember the many times she put up with all of us who gathered at your house and she always had a most lovable and welcoming smile on her face.

Dan Avenarius

Robert Terfruchte, Jr.

Posted at 09:15am
Dear Mark - So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I hope you are happy and well. Best Regards, Bob Terfruchte, Jr.

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