Dorothy Ann Foley was born Sept. 10, 1915, on the family farm near Oyens, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Therans) Foley. Dorothy attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars. She was united in marriage to Hilton "Red" Pecks on Feb. 13, 1940, in Le Mars.
Dorothy was a homemaker to her family. She will be remembered as an "awesome cook" by her family. Dorothy enjoyed cooking for her family, especially baking pies and her famous corn fritters. Dorothy enjoyed decorating her home with cardinal figurines.
Through the years, Dorothy enjoyed bowling and watching the Chicago Cubs play. She was also a past president of the Le Mars Eagles Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Hilton "Red" Pecks of Le Mars; a son, David Pecks of Appleton, Wis.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Russell Graves of Breckenridge, Minn., and Gayle and Dean Grogan of Appleton, Wis.; two grandchildren, Nathan Graves and Angela Cruff and her husband Brad; two great-grandsons, Thomas McAndrew and Samuel Cruff; a brother, William "Bill" Foley and his wife Lorraine of Le Mars; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.