Dorothy M. Rees, 86, Jasper

Dorothy ReesDorothy M. Rees, 86 of Jasper, died Tuesday (July 30) at The Timbers of Jasper.

She was born October 21, 1926, in Jasper to John S. and Christina (Schuetter) Mehringer. She married Claude E. Rees October 14, 1947, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2012.

Dorothy worked for the Jasper Glove Company for many years, and later for Aristokraft in Jasper. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and the St. Ann’s Society. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting for local churches, camping, singing, and flowers.

Surviving are four daughters, Karen Mehringer and husband Ed, Kathy Knies and husband Mark, Diane Knies and husband Stan, and Joyce Kern, all of Jasper; two sons, Mike Rees and wife Judy and Larry Rees and wife Kathy, all of Jasper; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William (Bill) and Lewis (Dud) Mehringer, both of Jasper.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Bernard, Robert, Norbert, Alvin and Delmar Mehringer,  and sisters Helen Mehringer, Virginia Jochem, Leona Seng, Mary Lou Hohl,  and  Marcella Mehringer who died in childhood.

Funeral services for Dorothy Rees at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. Friends may call from  2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. The St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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