Memorial service for Dorothy A. Byers, 86, of Columbus formerly of David City will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in David City. Social distancing at the service will be maintained. Dorothy passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at her sisters residence in Stanton.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy was born on October 6th, 1933 on a farm south of Pilger, Nebraska to Louis W. and Dorothy E. (Blank) Belz. Her family moved to Stanton, Nebraska when she was 10 and she attended Stanton Public Schools. She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton and became a lifelong member of the Lutheran faith.
She graduated from Stanton High School in 1951, and attended Wayne State College. She was an active member of Tau Beta Sigma, Honorary Band Fraternity, and a member of Beta Theta Chapter of the Kappa Pi Art Fraternity. She finished in 3 ½ years from Wayne State College with graduation in spring of 1955.
Upon graduation she spent her career teaching in Columbus, Norfolk, Hastings, Wolbach, Palmer, Scribner, and David City. Throughout her career she taught Art, Social Studies, Science, and was a Media Specialist. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority.
She married Samuel Byers in 1964 and spent many years following the Nebraska Cornhuskers to many of the games. She was an avid reader and spent time with her garden.
Survivors include stepsons Tim (Janet) Byers, Bill (Brenda) Byers, 3 step grandchildren, and 6 step great grandchildren, sister-in-law Barbara Belz, brother Larry (LoAnn) Belz, sisters Laurel Robins, Kathy Curran, and 17 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Samuel Byers, and a brother, Louis V. Belz.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.