Dorothy Arlene Taylor Hartzler, 95, formerly of Iowa City and Kalona, died Dec. 18, 2020.
Dorothy Arlene Taylor was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Johnson County, Iowa, the daughter of Margaret (Campbell) Taylor and Thomas Taylor of rural Iowa City. The youngest of four children, she graduated from University High School in Iowa City and worked at First National Bank in Iowa City prior to her marriage. She married Herb Hartzler Jr. on May 23, 1944. She worked for many years in the office at West High School in Iowa City, a position that she thoroughly enjoyed because of the students and staff.
Dorothy enjoyed her life as an avid supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes, many years of square dancing with Herb, and being the chief cook in the household because she was a very good cook! She also enjoyed playing cards with family and her friends. Most of all, the most joy in her life was her family, her children and later as grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along there was nothing she wouldn't do for them as she dearly loved them all.
Her family includes her three children, Kathy (Glenn) Knight of Kissimmee, Fla., Jeff (Michele) Hartzler of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jim (Susan) Hartzler of Byron, Minn.; five grandchildren, Glenn Roy (Alyaa), Katie (Gio), Henry (Amanda), Greg and Emma; and three great-grandchildren, Hana, Kate and Greyson.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers.
No public services are planned for this time. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorials can be made in Dorothy's memory to the Eastern Iowa Alzheimer's Association. To share at thought, memory or condolence, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.