With a devotion to her cats, Dorothea also enjoyed time reading, gardening and cooking. She completed her nursing degree in Germany in 1952 and worked as a registered nurse. Dorothea loved beautiful flowers and time with her loving husband.
She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sister, Anna Lisa Kruegger.
Dorothea is survived by her husband, Myrle Washburn.
Burial will take place at a later time at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Missouri.