Dorathie Jane (née Schlosser) Dingler, 95, of Sunnyside passed away with her children by her side on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Dorathie was born Aug. 10, 1916 in Sunnyside to Henry and Dora Schlosser.

She graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1936.

She married Jake Strieck in 1937. Together they raised their three children in Outlook and Sunnyside.

Following Jake's death in 1975, she spent time traveling in Europe and the Holy Lands. She often spoke fondly of her travels, especially of her opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland.

Throughout her life she dabbled in the arts, becoming skilled at painting, sketching and photography.

Dorathie spent the last 26 years of her life with her husband, Martin on his farm in Tulelake.

They enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening and taking long drives through the nearby wildlife refuge. After his recent passing, she returned to Sunnyside to be near family.

Dorathie is survived by her daughter, Lola (Gary) Riel; son, Kim (Patrice) Strieck; grandsons, Ryan Riel, Jacob (Sabrina) Strieck and Dustin Strieck; great-granddaughters, Jessi and Jami Riel; great-grandson, Mason Strieck; and Martin Dingler's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jake Strieck, Aubrey Fleming and Martin Dingler; her son, Robert J. Strieck; one brother; and four sisters.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Lower Valley Hospice or Klamath Hospice.

Those wishing to sign Dorathie's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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