Bertha Emily Voss Dorner, 93, of Ballinger, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Heartland House in Lubbock, Texas.

Bertha Emily Voss Dorner, 93, of Ballinger, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Heartland House in Lubbock, Texas.

She was born April 19, 1924 to Edwin and Emilie (Vogler) Voss in Wingate, Texas.  Bert married Andrew Adolf Dorner on August 29, 1944 in Winters, Texas.  They lived in Midland for thirty-three years before moving to Ballinger in 1981.  She worked in the telephone office in Wingate and San Angelo, was an Avon Representative, and worked for Kent/Gerber in Ballinger.  Bert was involved with the VFW in Rowena and an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winters.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; a son, Michael Dorner; and a daughter, Linda Sue Dorner.

Bert is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Ely and husband, Terry of Lubbock, TX; daughter-in-law, Barbara Dorner of Kingsland, TX; granddaughter, Breanna Williams of Austin; grandsons, Adam Dorner and wife, Melinda, of Colorado Springs, CO; and Jace Dorner of Big Spring, TX; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Neill, Isabella Burrell, Atlas Dorner, Ashlyn Dorner and Sterling Dorner.

Visitation for family and friends was held from 6-7 pm on Friday, June 16 at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger.  Services were held at 11 am on Saturday, June 17 at Lange Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Allen Brakke officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to Meals on Wheels or a favorite charity.

Arrangements are with Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger.  Guests may register online at ballingerfuneralhome.com.

Just a Housewife

“I haven’t accomplished great deeds in my life, I am only just a housewife. Well!  I was three time a mother, God took one babies life, and left us with two beautiful others.   My! My! How fast they grew, They would leave us someday we knew. To meet their mates on their own, It’s wonderful how they all have grown.  Then the grandchildren came along, and we knew to us, they did belong. We love all our children so, It’s great to watch them grow.  No!  I haven’t done great deeds, Just cared for my family’s needs.  But I could not have done it all alone, God gave me a wonderful, loving husband of my own. “

Bertha Voss Dorner, May 6, 1993