Dorothy Shanle

January 24, 2019

ALBION — Services for Dorothy A. Shanle, 83, of Albion will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with the Rev. Mark Tomasiewicz and Deacon Paul Weeder officiating. Interment will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Lindsay.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.

She died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.


Dorothy Ann Shanle, daughter of Ralph and Eleanor (Foltz) Eisenmenger, was born on July 3, 1935, at Humphrey. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Catholic Church in Humphrey. Dorothy attended school and graduated from Humphrey St. Francis High School in 1953.

On Aug. 2, 1955, Dorothy was united in marriage to Alvin John Shanle at St. Francis Catholic Church in Humphrey. They lived and farmed eight miles south of Lindsay and in 1989 they moved to Albion. Dorothy worked for John Byrnes Insurance, in the Platte County Assessor office as a secretary, and was the bookkeeper for the Shanle Bros. for several years.

Dorothy was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion where she was a sacristan. She was also a past secretary for parish council in Lindsay. She enjoyed needlework and was a wonderful cook and had a specialty for her peach pie, cherry rolls and cinnamon rolls. She would enter her sewing and baking at the Boone County Fair. Dorothy also loved tending to her plants and flowers, but her biggest joy was for her grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her nine children, Dan (Betty) of Genoa, Joan (Harry) Wemhoff of Humphrey, Sue (Larry) Mausbach of Omaha, Mary Gregoryk of Camarillo, Calif., Tim (Amy) of Albion, Terry (Suzette) of Genoa, Janice (Dan) Andersen of Eau Claire, Wis., Larry of Genoa and Cheryl Staashelm of Omaha; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Lee Hastreiter of Lincoln, Alice Labenz of Humphrey, Phyllis Albright of Omaha, Elaine (Virgil) Chochon of Columbus, Mary Lou Nienaber of Lindsay, Helen (Junior) Weidner of Humphrey; four brothers, Paul (Jodie) Eisenmenger of Humphrey, David (Karen) Eisenmenger of Columbus, Erv (Elaine) Eisenmenger of West Point, Larry (Mary Beth) Eisenmenger of McCook; sister-in-law Elaine Eisenmenger of Humphrey; brother-in-law Erv Zach of Genoa; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alvin; brother Lenny Eisenmenger; sister Margie Zach; and brothers-in-law Gene Hastreiter, Vic Labenz, Ed Albright and Harry Nienaber.

Immediately following the Mass, a luncheon will be served in the church basement. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family for later designations to the following: St. Michael’s Catholic School and Church, Albion Fire and Rescue, St. Jude’s and Children’s Hospital in Omaha.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

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