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Dorothy M. Drugg, 87

Mar 7, 2010

Wells — Dorothy Mae Drugg, age 87, of Wells, died March 3, 2010 at the Parkview Care Center in Wells. Funeral Services were held March 6, 2010 at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Wells. The Rev. Paul Woolverton officiated and burial was in Rosehill Cemetery in Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy was born Jan. 20, 1923 in Forest City, Iowa, the daughter of Rush and Emma (Davis) Gabrielson. On Feb. 16, 1947 she married her high school sweetheart John Drugg in Forest City. She graduated from Forest City High School and Waldorf College. She received her RN degree from the Mercy Nursing Program in Sioux City, Iowa. After they were married, John and Dorothy lived in Hicksville, Ohio and Buffalo Center, Iowa before settling in Wells.

While in Wells, John taught and coached, and Dorothy worked at the Wells Municipal Hospital, first as an RN, then Director of Nurses and as Assistant Administrator until her retirement at age 62.

Dorothy loved working with plants and flowers, playing bridge, hardanger and baking. She enjoyed nature – especially bird watching. After retirement Dorothy and John wintered in Florida.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Gary (Diane) Drugg, of Rochester, Sally Schultz (special friend Garry Matthies), of Wells, Dan (Trudy) Drugg, of Wells; nine grandchildren, Javan (Jessica) Drugg, Tyson Drugg, Kane (Trinity) Drugg, Brianna Drugg, Tim (Kristi) Schultz, Jay Schultz, Kimberly Schultz, Dani Drugg and Leslie Drugg; four great-grandchildren, Kyron Drugg, Carter Schultz, Brea Schultz and Rylan Schultz; sister, Marjorie (Bradner) Littlehale, of Chatham, N.J.; sister-in-law, Eileen (Albert) Meyer, of Albert City, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband John in 1990; her parents; brother, Robert Gabrielson; sisters-in-law, Marie (Gordon) Levad, and Margaret (Melvin) Brighton.