Dorothy M. Koelling



Dixon – Dorothy M. Koelling of Dixon, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Hospice of the Rock River Valley.

Dorothy was born on September 2, 1946 in Kewanee, Illinois, the daughter of Levi and Mary (Dixon) Koelling. Both parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include two brothers, Victor (Johnny) Koelling, of Toulon, Illinois, and Albert Koelling, of Bradford, Illinois; two sisters, Rose (Dwaine) Jackson and Martha (Kevin) Logsdon, both of Bradford, Illinois; two nieces; and two nephews.


Dorothy was a very hard worker. She worked for over 35 years at the Dixon State School, which is now known as the Jack Mabley Center. When not working, Dorothy loved to travel and took many bus trips. She was a collector of snowmen and loved the snow.


Generous, outgoing, and caring are just a few words that describe Dorothy. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A visitation was held on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Celebration of Life immediately followed the visitation at 12 p.m. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s honor to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231, or to Happy Tail Humane Society, 1408 McNeil Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071.

Please visit www.chapelhilldixon.com to offer your online condolences.

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