Dorothy D. Truhlsen

Dorothy D. Truhlsen

July 21, 1929 – November 6, 2021

Please join Dottie Truhlsen’s children—Sara, Carl, Jane, and Dan—and their families for a Celebration of Life for their Mother on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 3pm to 6pm at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St, Omaha 68108.  There will be a short program honoring Dottie and her 40 years in Omaha while married to Dr. Stanley Truhlsen, and their contributions to the Omaha community.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Dorothy (Danielson) Truhlsen, 92, longtime resident of Omaha, Nebraska, died on November 6, 2021.  Dorothy “Dottie” was born July 21, 1929, in Fairfield, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Frank and Martha Bauer Danielson.

Dottie graduated from high school in Fairfield, Iowa, and received an Accounting Degree from the University of Iowa.  She lived in Denison, Iowa, and co-owned and operated Johnson Drug for 26 years. She met and married Dr. Stanley M. Truhlsen, and they moved to Omaha where they delighted in life’s joys and adventures for over 40 years. 

Dottie had four children: Sara Gordon (Calvin), Carl Johnson III (Michelle), Jane Johnson-Whitelaw (Scott), and Dan Johnson (Leslie).  Dottie loved receiving videos, phone calls and visits from her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Her hobbies included playing golf, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.  Dottie and Stan kept very busy in the community with numerous philanthropic activities.  They were long time members of Countryside Community Church and Omaha Country Club, as well as Birnam Wood Country Club in Montecito, California.  Family and friends have great memories spending time at the cottage in Okoboji, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth; brothers, Chester and Charles.  Dottie is survived by her husband, Stan; children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.  

Memorials are suggested to Lauritzen Gardens.



1 Condolence

  • Judy Jepsen Posted November 20, 2021 2:54 pm

    So sorry to hear this sad news. I have many good d memories of working with and for Dorothy. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Judy Jepsen

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