Dorothy Lee Seyller, 85, of Mooresville, N,C., and formerly of West Dundee, Ill., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. She was born in Farmington, Ill., on October 11, 1935, daughter of the late Albert and Mary Bollinger.

Dorothy grew up in central Illinois the oldest of eight children, and she and her husband raised two children in Burlington, Ill. She was a CNA at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., and when they moved to North Carolina she began writing, beginning with short stories and reflections on her childhood.

Her love of writing led her to participate in a senior writing class sponsored by the South Iredell Senior Center. This is where she made many dear friends that she cherished until the end. Her family will never forget these people who helped Dorothy get to the Citizen Center and to lunches that she enjoyed so much. She was happiest when reminiscing with family and old friends. Dorothy will be cherished forever by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claire Seyller; a son, John Wesley Seyller; sister, Ruth Ann Ernst; and brothers, Timothy Bollinger, Edward Bollinger and Jerry Bollinger.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Mary Caroline Molenda (Todd); son, Terry Seyller (Patricia); sisters, Becky Ehus and Jane Buzzell; brother, Mike Bollinger; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Mooresville, N.C.

For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream:

Dorothy will be laid to rest in Illinois at the Burlington Union Cemetery, reuniting her with her husband Claire and their infant son Johnny. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church Street, Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Seyller. Condolences may be made to the Seyller family at