Dorothy Niffenegger

Dorothy Niffenegger

1929 - 2017

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Obituary of Dorothy Niffenegger

Dorothy I. Niffenegger, 87, longtime resident of the Oxford area died Friday, February 17, 2017.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Wednesday at the Oxford United Methodist Church with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to Iowa City Hospice. To share a memory, thought or condolence please go to the funeral home website @

Dorothy Irene Schauf was born April 21, 1929, in Wellman, Iowa the daughter of Doyle and Goldie (Ellis) Schauf. She was a Wellman High School graduate. She has worked in the area for a number of restaurants over the years, The Congress Inn, The Lark Supper Club, Highlander, Bill Zubers and the Ox Yolk Inn where she retired a few years ago. In her younger years she was also known for her furniture upholstery work. Dorothy has been a longtime member of the What Cheer Baptist Church, she loved the outdoors, especially mowing her yard, tending to her flowers and planting trees. Because of her job as a waitress she was a natural with people, she loved to take care of the customers. She also enjoyed her friends she would meet up with at the casino, as she was a dear friend to many.

Her family includes her three children, Rusty Niffenegger, Pamela Niffenegger Wagner, and Laura Niffenegger; two grandchildren, Molly Niffenegger and Patty Moen; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Moen and Carter Levi Moen; sisters, Francis Baumert and Lynn Pierce and brother, Robert Schauf. Dorothy was preceded in death by her lifelong partner, Lindle "Fred" Simmons; grandson, Eric Niffenegger; and sisters, Betty Strickler and Rosemary Voss.

Funeral Service
11:00 am
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Oxford United Methodist Church
200 E. Main Street
Oxford, Iowa, United States