Dorothy L. Vosberg

Dorothy L. Vosberg

November 5, 1930 – January 1, 2023

Dorothy L. Vosberg died on January 1, 2023, in Omaha. She was born on November 5, 1930, in Armour, South Dakota, and graduated from Armour High School in 1949. In June 1955, she graduated as a registered nurse from Sacred Heart School of Nursing, Yankton, South Dakota.

Dorothy started her nursing career at St. Joseph Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. She would move on to St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Ah-Gwah-Ching Center in Walker, Minnesota, and the Creighton-St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, from 1960 to 1994, where she was a head nurse of a surgical unit.

Preceded in death by father, Hugo Vosberg; mother, Hazel Youngstrom; stepfather, Ray Youngstrom; brothers: Laurence Vosberg, Clarence (Darlene) Vosberg, Loren (Sonny) Youngstrom; sister, La Donna (Tootie) Lockwood; nephew Steven Vosberg.

She is survived by nieces: Sherry Wood, Carla Dougherty, Barbara Hartman, and Lori Cigic; nephew Randy Vosberg; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service with a presentation by the Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard: Friday, January 6th, 3pm, at West Center Chapel. To view a live broadcast of the service, go to and click the “View Live Cast” button.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska.


  • Becke Majors Posted January 3, 2023 5:13 pm

    May Dorothy’s family find comfort in the multitude of lives she touched and mentored. Her professionalism, her integrity and her compassion will be greatly missed. RIP Dorothy.

  • Linda Hill Posted January 3, 2023 8:49 pm

    I was lucky to have the privilege to get to know Dorothy. She was a very special lady with a bit of a ornery steak…that’s what make her so special. She could always put a smile on my face. She has gone to be with her Lord and I’m sure she’ll keep him on his toes. Goodbye until we meet again.

  • Bernie and Mike Culver Posted January 3, 2023 11:03 pm

    We lost a wonderful friend, ,so loved and respected! Our sympathy to all left to celebrate her amazing life!
    Mike and Bernie Culver

  • marcia shadle cusic Posted January 4, 2023 11:46 am

    What a strong, caring and loving friend she was, over the years, especially in her care and love towards her very special friend Dr Z. Dorothy, I was so blessed to have been able to know you and to learn from you about how to take care of others. I know you are in Heaven with all the other Angels.

  • Angie Alberico Posted January 4, 2023 12:36 pm

    My sincere sympathy to family and friends who are grieving the loss of a wonderful, talented, sassy (in a good way), and kind person. I can hear Dorothy’s laugh. It has been a privilege and blessing to know Dorothy and I will treasure our visits and get togethers at Dr. Z’s house. Rest in peace sweet Dorothy.

  • Betty Wyldes Posted January 4, 2023 6:55 pm

    I worked with Dorothy on 5200 at Creighton she was a true hard core nurse she was one of the best nurse’s that I got to work with she will truly be missed

  • Mary Kay Hrupek Posted January 5, 2023 11:08 am

    Dorothy has been in my life as a co worker and as a friend for 50 years. My grandchildren grew up with her at the weekly Tuesday Get to get

    Dorothy has been in my life as a co worker and a friend for 50 years. My grandchildren grew up with her at our weekly Tuesday nurse breakfasts .They all fondly remember her humor and her smile and her cane !
    What a strong lady she was. Go in peace my friend.

  • Larry & Verna Edinger Posted January 5, 2023 11:13 am

    Words & gestures can’t explain or express what is in our hearts. Great companionship and conversations as we walked UN Med Center and/or had breakfast at HyVee. Always told Dorothy, Donna and Mary Lou that they were my Surrogate Aunts. We retired 10 years ago to the prairie about 30 miles from Armour miss them daily especially when we’re in Armour.
    Dorothy such a wonderful gift to all of us from God.

  • Rosemary Moore Posted January 6, 2023 9:50 am

    I really can’t add anything that has not already been said about Dorothy. We all know she was a wonderful friend, nurse and mentor but something that has not been mentioned was her love of becoming Irish on March 17th every year. She would denounce her German heritage and jump onboard the party van. I know she was met by St. Patrick at heaven’s gates. May her family take consolation in knowing hers was a life well lived and lived to the fullest..

  • Keisha Coleman Posted January 6, 2023 9:59 am

    Sending prayers to the family of Dorothy she was a beautiful woman inside an out she will be missed

  • Amy Arouni, MD Posted January 6, 2023 1:52 pm

    Dorothy was a wonderful nurse colleague and friend. There is a special place in heaven for women like her, who not only provided excellent care of patients, but also trained many young nurses and physicians how to do it right!

  • Jeanette. Mefford Posted January 12, 2023 9:51 pm

    Dorothy was my first head nurse when I was a new grad at St Joes. A wonderful friend, mentor, and fellow Irishman on St. Paddy’s day. “

  • Mark Davis Posted January 15, 2023 8:07 pm

    I knew Dorothy from St Matthew Lutheran Church for Many years. She was my Mother’s last best friend. She was so kind during my Mother’s terminal illness. She went with us to the Doctor’s appointments and always knew the right questions to ask. I’ll sure miss her!

  • Catherine Beener Posted January 15, 2023 8:15 pm

    Dorothy it was a privilege to know you

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