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Dorothy Ann "Dot" Pernsteiner

July 5, 1928 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 89)
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 Dorothy Ann  "Dot" Pernsteiner

(Age 89)

Dorothy was born to Martin & Anna Tofley, July 5, 1928, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA.  She passed away peacefully November 27, 2017, at Spokane Hospice House South.  A lifelong resident of Spokane, Dorothy attended Adams Elementary & Marycliff High School.  She moved with her family for a time to Pasadena, California, with the family eventually returning to Spokane.  She held various jobs, while making many life-long friends along the way.  She met her husband, Joe Pernsteiner, while working at a local dental office.  They were married in November, 1959, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Dorothy was an avid gardener & animal lover, while being a farm wife & mother on Joe’s family farm.  In 1981, they moved to the Deer Park area for 20 years on a farm.  They then moved back to Spokane, where she cared for Joe until his death in 2002.  She had a kind heart and was a very generous person.  She always put others first, keeping everyone she knew in her prayers.  She also loved painting, drawing, & Mickey Mouse. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Martin & Anna Tofley, sister Marie Kyker, & husband Joe Pernsteiner.  Survived by son Jim (Wanda); grandson Jacob (Stephanie);  four great-grandchildren, Alissa, Kailyn, Maxx, & Emiley;  sister, June Pierce;  nieces Sue (Ashley) Holliday & children, Patty (Craig) Weichel & children, Barbara Niebrueggi, Loraine Lowdon;  nephew Paul (Christie) Pierce, and numerous other nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or Hospice of Spokane would be greatly appreciated.  Rosary service Thursday, November 30, at Hennessey Funeral Home, 2203 N Division at 6:30 PM.  Funeral Mass Friday, December 1, at 11:00 AM, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 3520 E. 18th Avenue.  Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.


 Service Information

Rosary
Thursday
November 30, 2017

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hennessey Funeral Home - Division
2203 North Division St
Spokane, WA 99207

Funeral Mass
Friday
December 1, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Peter Catholic Church
3520 E. 18th
Spokane, WA 99223

Graveside Service
Friday
December 1, 2017

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
7200 N. Wall St.
Spokane, WA


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