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Dorothy "Dottie" Burrichter

November 24, 1949 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Dorothy "Dottie" Burrichter Obituary

Dottie Burrichter, 74, of DeWitt, Iowa, died peacefully Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Fieldstone of DeWitt, with her sisters at her side. She died from complications of Type I Diabetes, a condition she had since age 12.

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday January 30, 2024, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, across from the high school in DeWitt.

All are welcome, causal dress, please do not block in emergency vehicles.

Dottie will be laid to rest in the family plot at Smithtown Cemetery, near Lost Nation, in the Spring.

Dorothy Pauline Burrichter was born November 24, 1949, to Paul and Pauline (Busch) Burrichter in Davenport, Iowa, and was raised on a family farm north of Lost Nation. She graduated from Lost Nation High School in 1968 and from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1972. Her entire professional life was as a nurse at Iowa  Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, retiring in 2005. She was a member of Carlisle Fire & Rescue where she served as Rescue Captain. In May of 2007, she and Mary Malcom, DO, moved to DeWitt to be closer to her sisters. On May 16, 2009, she and Mary, her partner of 13 years, were married at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeWitt. She and Mary enjoyed traveling, going to Alaska, Hawaii and enjoying many cruise vacations with her sisters and Mary's family. They especially enjoyed visiting United States National Parks and had a goal to visit all of them. She was an active member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeWitt and enjoyed gardening, baking cookies and her pets.

Dottie is survived by her wife, Dr. Mary Malcom, her siblings, Marie Hoffmann of DeWitt, David (Linda) Burrichter of Lebanon, PA, Margaret Burrichter, and Ruth (Harold “Junior”) Wilson of DeWitt, Donald (Linda) Burrichter of Shellsburg, and Allan (Linda) Burrichter of New Hampton, her father-in-law, Scott Malcom of Athens, Ohio, and her sisters-in-law, Ann (Malcom) Paulens of Athens, Margaret Wieland of Delafield, Wisc., and Nancy Malcom of Statesboro, Ga., along with many nieces and nephews to whom she was so devoted

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother-in-law, Delbert Hoffmann, her mother-in-law, Marjorie Malcom, brother-in-law, Bill Malcom, and a great-nephew, Owen Burrichter. Memorials may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ, or Camp Bear Creek, formerly known as Camp Wyoming, in Wyoming, Iowa.

Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Condolences may be expressed at

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January 30, 2024

2:00 PM
DeWitt Congregational UCC


First Congregational United Church of Christ
520 E. 11 Street, DeWitt IA 52742
Tel: 1-563-659-3166

Camp Bear Creek
9106 42nd Avenue, Wyoming, IA 52362 IA 52362
Tel: 1-563-488-3893


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