Dorothy Ann Hinterleitner

Dorothy Ann Hinterleitner (nee Leppke) went to our Savior’s loving arms on March 2nd, 2023.

Dorothy (Dottie) was born Aug 5th, 1932 in rural Yellow Medicine County, MN to Alfred and Laurene Leppke. She was baptized and confirmed at St John’s Lutheran Church in Yellow Medicine Co. Dorothy graduated from Dawson High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University, Seward, NE. She taught elementary education at Trinity Lutheran School in Sacramento, CA for 5 years prior to meeting the love of her life, William (Bill) Hinterleitner. Dorothy and Bill were married Aug 3rd, 1958 and were blessed with three children, Bruce (Dana), Paul (Lorrie) and Ann (Dave Howland), and five grandchildren.

Dorothy enjoyed being a military wife allowing her to travel and live in Kansas, Florida, Ohio, Nebraska, and Missouri. After teaching she was a stay-at-home Mom, and taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible school, was director of Midweek School, was an active member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, helped with boy scouts, volunteered for her children’s swim teams, and chauffeured for many events. Later in life, she had a sewing and craft business which eventually led to volunteering in quilt groups. Many quilts were made for family, friends, and personal use. She especially enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals!

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Laurene, husband Bill, and grandson Ryan.

Visitation will be held from 5:30pm – 7:00pm Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society. Funeral Service will be at 10:00am, Monday, March 13, 2023 at St. Matthews Lutheran, Lees Summit, MO, visitation precedes at 9:30am. Burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 12:30pm Monday, March 13, 2023.  Memorials are suggested to St Matthews Lutheran; Concordia University, Seward, NE; or the John Knox Village Foundation.

Visits: 7


  1. Melanie Keene on March 6, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Ann and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Cindy & Tim Thurnau on March 7, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    So sorry for your families loss . I remember to be a bakery sweet and kind lady while attending Peace Lutheran Church . Praying for Gods comfort for your family

  3. Carolyn Livingston on March 7, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    I moved onto Lilac in John Knox Village in 2015 across the street from Dottie. I often say she “adopted” me cause moving from Dallas, I knew nothing about JKV or Lee’s Summit. I learned lots from her. We remained friends and visited often after she moved to Assisted Living, easier before COVID. I have let long-time residents on Lilac know of the loss of our dear former resident.

  4. Darlene Weeks on March 7, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    Dottie was our first visitor when George and I came to JKV. With a sweet smile and a plate of cookies. A special lady. She will be missed

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