Dorothy M. Ehlers

August 2, 2012  

LYONS FALLS, N.Y.  —  Dorothy M. “Dot” Ehlers, 76, of Lyons Falls, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 1, where she was under the care of Lewis County Hospice

She was b
orn Jan. 23, 1936, the daughter of Victor and Amelia Badura Stoffle at home in Turin with the help of a midwife. She graduated in 1953 from General Martin School in Glenfield. 

After graduation she was employed on a dairy farm owned by Ed and Bertha Yancey. Later she worked as a telephone operator.

She married Herbert Ehlers on Nov. 20, 1954, at St Mary's Catholic Church, Glenfield, with Rev. Francis Desrosius officiating. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm on Route 12 in Lyons Falls.

Mrs. Ehlers enjoyed her time with family and friends, cooking, silk flower crafts, puzzle books and her cat, Mr. Orange.

Surviving are three sons and a daughter and their spouses, Ricky Ehlers and Nancy Cook, Herb Ehlers and Linda, Randy Ehlers and Laurie, all from Lyons Falls, and Judy and Ronald May, Port Leyden; a sister and her husband, Maryann and Tom O'Brien, Constableville; a sister, Ruth Lamont, Lowville; a sister-in-law Kay Ehlers, Glenfield; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rudy and Joan Ehlers, Prattsville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Herb, who died in 2000. Her parents, Victor and Amelia Stoffle. A brother and his wife, George and Suzanne Stoffle, and a niece Victoria Barrows.

Honoring Dorothy's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral

Memorial donations may be made to Lewis County Hospice, 7785 State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made online at

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.