Dorothy M. Nagel, 95, formerly of Jump River, died Wednesday,
January 10, 2018 at Country Terrace of Ladysmith under the care of
Hope Hospice. She was a twin girl born on December 19, 1922 in
Livingston, Illinois the daughter of the late Theodore and Laura
(Mitchler) Heim. Dorothy was the youngest of 5 children and she grew
up during the depression in Livingston and graduated from Livingston
High School. She married John Nagel on February 15, 1948. They
couple moved to the Nagel family farm in the Jump River area in 1952.
Dorothy lived a full life and enjoyed travel. She had many friends in
Jump River and also liked to visit her numerous Heim relatives in
Southern Illinois. She also went moose hunting many times in Northern
British Colombia in the Pink Mountain area. Dorothy was an animal
lover; raising many dogs, cats, horses and even a baby raccoon:
“Rackie” who loved to suck her thumb like a pacifier. She loved to play
but hated to lose at cards.
Dorothy is survived by her children, John Roger (Phyllis) Nagel of
Bruce, Robert (Carol) Nagel, Scott (Melanie) Nagel and Nancy (Galen)
Story all of Sheldon, Laura Lynn (Richard) Culver of Pardeeville and
Theodore (Patricia) Nagel of Cornell, 18 grandchildren, 26 great
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in
death by her parents, her husband John (Nov. 10, 2000), brothers,
Kenneth and Robert Heim and her sisters Helen May and Doris Van
A funeral will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at
New Hope Presbyterian Church-Hannibal with Pastor Beverly
Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday at the Gilman Funeral Home
and Saturday one hour prior to services at the church.