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Dorothy "Dottie" A. Kliesen

January 23, 1932 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 85)

Dorothy “Dottie” Armella Kliesen, age 85, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at her home in Aurora.

Dottie was born on January 23, 1932, in Plains, Kansas, to John and Victoria (Herrman) Dreitz.  She was one of four children.  Dottie graduated high school from Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, Kansas, in 1950.

On May 29, 1951, Dottie married the love of her life, Leon Kliesen, in Stratton, Colorado.  The couple was blessed with three children.

Dottie was a member of the Risen Christ Catholic Church in Denver.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, skiing and hiking with friends in the mountains during her younger years.

Dottie is survived by her daughter Jody (Kliesen) Grosshans, and son-in-law Mike Grosshans, of Aurora, Colorado, and son Dennis Kliesen, of Mission Viejo, California.  Six surviving grandchildren; Chad, Shawn, Brent, McKenzie, Jennifer and Dawnielle, as well as several great grandchildren.

Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Darrell; two brothers, Wilbert and Alvin; one sister, Mary; and a daughter-in-law, Mary.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481



 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
May 3, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Charles Catholic Church
Stratton, CO

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
May 3, 2017

7:00 PM
St. Charles Catholic Church
Stratton, CO

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
May 4, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Charles Catholic Church
Stratton, CO

Interment
Thursday
May 4, 2017

11:30 AM
Calvary Cemetery
Stratton, CO


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