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Dorothy J. Emory

October 3, 1924 April 30, 2019
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Dorothy (Dottie) Emory, age 94, of Fremont, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Dunklau Gardens.

Dorothy was born October 3, 1924 in North Bend to Arthur and Frieda (Legband) Moller. Dorothy attended and was confirmed at The Bluffs Lutheran Church near Ames, NE. At the age of 11, it was discovered that Dorothy had a dislocated hip and was hospitalized with a cast from her neck down for almost 2 years at Lincoln Children's Hospital.

Her family farmed until moving to Fremont where she was a graduate of Fremont Senior High in 1942. She worked in retail for a short time until her marriage to Wayne L. Emory on March 5, 1944 in Omaha. Dorothy and Wayne lived in Nickerson/Fontanelle and Ames area where they farmed for several years, raising their children Jeanie & Jay. They enjoyed dancing at Arlington and the Eagles ballrooms, boating and spending time with family and friends. Due to Wayne's health they moved to Fremont where they enjoyed Woodcliff lake and town living. They were married 49 years before Wayne's passing in 1993.

Dorothy's love was her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, she was their special "Granny". She always greeted them with a smile, open arms, and always seeing the good in everyone.

She is survived by her daughter Jean D. Gemar, of Fremont, son Jay W. Emory (Barbara) Louisville, NE, grandchildren Chris Crellin Gemar (Tanaya) and children Justin & Jordyn Voecks; Chad Gemar (Margret) their family Makenna (of Omaha) Hannah, Jackson, & Alexa all of Fremont; Melissa Paschall of Omaha and children Sydney and Dylan of McCook; Neleigh Trofholz (Tony) and their family Emory, Owen and Cayleigh; Miranda Rucker and children Kade and Kora all of Beaver Lake and Whitney Emory & son McCoy of Omaha. Cousins, nieces and nephews from NE, SD, IA, NV, CA and a special couple Bob & Joanne Gemar of Fremont.

She is preceded in death by her Husband Wayne, parents, brother Reuben Moller and son-in-law Ray "Babe" Gemar.

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A memorial gathering will be held Monday, May 6, 2019, from 5-8PM at Dugan Funeral Chapel family will be present from 6-8PM sharing memories and food.

A private burial will take place at Memorial Cemetery where Dorothy will be laid to rest next to her husband, parents and son-in-law.

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Gathering of Family and Friends




5:00 PM 5/6/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/6/2019 8:00:00 PM
Dugan Funeral Chapel

751 North Lincoln Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Family will be present from 6-8PM

Dugan Funeral Chapel
751 North Lincoln Ave. Fremont 68025 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Fremont Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

800 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE 68025

800 West 23rd Street Fremont 68025 NE
United States

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