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Dorothy Ginzel

May 18, 1918 — November 13, 2020

Eureka- Dorothy M. Ginzel, 102, of Eureka, IL passed away at 4:16 pm on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

She was born on May 18, 1918 in Metamora, IL to David and Mary Martin Belsley. She married Elmer Ginzel on June 4, 1939 in Roanoke, IL. He passed away on January 20, 2006.

Surviving are two sons, David (Mary) Ginzel of Peoria, IL; Marvin (Joanne) Ginzel of North Port, FL; two daughters, Eileen (Alvin) Echoff of Flanagan, IL; Marcia (Tim) Kellenberger of Elgin, IL; 12 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, one brother, two great-great grandchildren, and one daughter-in-law Nancy Ginzel.

Dorothy was educated in the Metamora school system graduating from Metamora High School. She helped on the family farm until she got married. She was a homemaker who loved to garden both vegetables and flowers. She was also the bookkeeper for Ginzel Trucking which she and her husband owned.

Family and faith always came first for Dorothy and she was a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved to cook and bake for her family and help out whenever she could.

She was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church where private family services will be held. Church ministers will officiate. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Roanoke. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is assisting the family with arrangement.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at

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