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“I am so sorry to read of Dottie's passing. I was honored to be her teacher in Missouri Valley, and have her take part in Special Olympics. I agree.....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marcia Morrison - Lebanon, MO

“Dear Laurie, Brian and all of Dottie's family, we extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dearly beloved Dottie. Our...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dave and Jeanette MacLeod

“I want to tell all of you how very sorry i am for your loss dottie was my best friend we went to mo valley to middle school together and we did...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dawn Golden - Harlan, IA - Friend

“What a lovely friendly girl with an awesome smile. Love and prayers Leia johnsen ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: John Leia and Jennifer Johnsen - IA

“So sorry for your loss... I will always remember her smile and contagious laughter, and the love shared between her and her siblings. Prayers to you...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jamie (Cohrs) Collins - Glenwood, IA

“So sorry to hear of Dottie's passing. I was one of Dottie's first baby sitters. A sweet little girl from the start. When Dottie graduated from High...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Hanny - Omaha, NE

“Dottie will be missed so much! Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Godden - Logan, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.With sympathy,Bruce and Joyce TewesIn-laws of Tim Steffen ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Joyce Tewes - Hartley, IA

“So sorry for your loss. May you find peace during this difficult time. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Penny Kill (Dunn) - kansas city, KS

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Daniele Mae "Dottie" Vandemark was born April 13, 1982, to Dan and Melanie (Handke) Vandemark in Onawa, Iowa. She was raised near Woodbine and Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. Dottie lived in a ward house with Iowa Focus and worked at Vodec. Then she moved to Country Care and worked at Concerned Inc. both in Harlan. In 2013 Dottie moved to Mosaic in Logan, but she continued to work at Concerned Inc.

Dottie enjoyed playing video games, loving up on animals, family gatherings, shopping and social events that Mosaic had. Dottie was always smiling.

Dottie died on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 34 years, 7 months, and 20 days.

Dottie was preceded in death by her mother, Melanie Handke on September 2, 2015. She is survived by her father, Dan Vandemark and his wife Paula of Woodbine, Iowa; brother, Scott Vandemark and his wife Casi of Woodbine, Iowa; sister, Laurie and her husband Brian Doyle of Louisdale Nova Scotia, Canada; grandparents, Ila Handke of Glenwood, Iowa, Edward Handke of Wall Lake, Iowa, Freeman and Iva Vandemark of Woodbine, Iowa, and Richard and Juanita Steffen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; step brother, Tim Steffen and his wife Kelly of Sierra Vista, Arizona, two half siblings, Kristi Vandemark and her friend Justin Saggs of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Danny Vandemark of Woodbine, Iowa; as well as various aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.