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February 11, 2014

Dorothy Tol

Dorothy Tol

MORRIS — Dorothy Tol (nee Sikkema) went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

She was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Preakness N.J., to Walter and Tryna (Kuiken) Sikkema.

On May 12, 1956, she married Johan Tol, son of Johan and Alice (Bijsterbosch) Tol. They were united in marriage for 57 years before John’s passing on Aug. 18, 2013.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord Forever Amen.”

Surviving are her daughters, Laura and John Lee of Oneonta, Jo-ann and Lucky Dorch of Otego; son, John Tol of Morris; grandchildren, Rebecca and Scott White, Robert and Erin Olsen, Katrina Olsen, Elizabeth Olsen, Andrew Baumgaertel, Brian and Erin Baumgaertel, Jared Kline and Lucky Dorch Jr.; great-grandchildren, Johnathon Norvell, Robert, Jacob and Annaliese Olsen, Anna and Andrew Dorch; her soon to be grandson, Baby Baumgaertel, due in March; special family, Phyllis Sweetman; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Johan; her daughter-in-law, Pamela (Rowlands) Tol; her sisters, Clara Decker, Elizabeth DeGraff; and her brother, Frederick Sikkema.

A graveside service will be held in the spring.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

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