Dorothy A. Kuester, 85, died Friday, October 1, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.
A visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Avenue. A funeral service will be 10:30 am Friday, October 8, 2021, at Christy Smith, Morningside, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Dorothy Ann Groves, the daughter of Clarence and Emma (Evenson) Groves was born March 21, 1936, in Sioux City, IA. She graduated from Central High School. Dorothy then went to work for Weller’s Fishing Tackle.
On April 30, 1954, Dorothy was united in marriage with Marvin O. Kuester in Sioux City. She was employed at various jobs, including bartending and at a car wash. Marvin died December 28, 1997.
Dorothy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Debra Boisen of South Sioux City, NE, Terri (David) Owings of Moville, IA, Rhonda (Mickey) Howley of Sioux City, Jody (Brad) Christiansen of Sioux City; sons, Myron (Darlene) Kuester of Bronson, IA, Jeff (Kelly) Kuester of Sioux City, David (Jenny Foster) Tighe of Sioux City; Michael (Stephanie) Kuester of Sioux City; 29 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Kevin; a son-in-law, Daniel Boisen; two grandchildren, Colby Owings and Brandon Kuester; two brothers, Chuck Groves and Clarence Groves Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Ranelda Groves.