Dorothea Ann Zander
Dec 14, 1932 – Jul 8, 2018
Dotty Zander, 85, Renton, died July 8, 2018 at GenCare Independent and Assisted Living Facility, Renton, WA.
Dotty was born December 14, 1932 in Timmer, ND to John and Katherine (Skalsky) Ressler. She lived and attended school in St. Anthony. On October 24, 1955 Dotty married Harry Zander. They made their first home in Mandan, but soon after relocated to Seattle, WA. Dotty loved bowling, quilting, and playing pinochle with friends. Dotty was also was very fond of collecting collectibles like Precious Moments figurines, miniature plates, Beanie Babies, crystal figurines, and whatever else she thought would increase in value one day. She was very involved at the St. Thomas Catholic Church where she helped with many events and other administrative activities. She also volunteered her time at the Valley Medical Center gift shop, as well as the polling booths during elections.
Blessed to have shared her life are two children, Brenda (Bart) Kooyman, Maple Valley, WA, and Jeff Zander, Renton, WA; two grandchildren, Bart III (Alexis) Kooyman, Covington, WA, and Kevin (Sheila) Kooyman, Maple Valley, WA; five great grandchildren, Madison Kooyman, Bailey Kooyman, Brinley Kooyman, Brooke Kooyman, and Jade Kooyman; three sisters, Kathy (Jim) Costello, La Mirada, CA, Evey Russell, Bismarck, ND, and Hildie Gray, Seattle, WA; and two brothers, Rich (Karen) Ressler, West Fargo, ND, and Clark Ressler, Seattle, WA.
Dotty was preceded in death by her husband Harry; her parents, three sisters, Irene, Leonie, and Florence, two brothers, Lenard and Larry, and two infant brothers (Leo and Peter).
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