Dorothy Marie Gerstner


Dorothy Marie Gerstner passed away on October 14, 2022.

Dorothy Marie Gerstner, 93, of Cottage Grove passed away October 14, 2022 of natural causes.  She was born in Albian, Nebraska to George H. Ellison and Lula (Allen) Ellison.  She married John Gerstner July 4, 1946 who preceded her in death in 1983. They are survived by a daughter, Marlene Isenhour of Creswell and two grandsons, Rondell Isenhour of Creswell and Darwin (Tony) Isenhour also of Creswell.  She worked many years in Cottage Grove.  She worked her early years at the local hospital and in the police department.  She also worked for the gas company at the time of Cottage Grove’s explosion.  Later she was an accountant and tax preparer consultant eventually owning her own business in the community.  She liked reading, music, genealogy, history, puzzles, writing, and working on her computer.  She played the organ and made necklaces for friends and family.  You could find her at the Koffee Kup Restaurant every afternoon visiting with friends.  She loved cats and was a very generous person who helped many and donated to several causes throughout her lifetime.  Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills.  Entombment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Eugene. As to her wishes, no service is planned.

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