Dorothy Hindert Vero Beach, FL Dorothy "Dottie" Hindert, age 94 of Vero Beach, FL died peacefully at Indian River Medical Center on Sunday October 9, 2016. She was born in New Albany, IN on Jan. 14, 1922, the daughter of Ralph G and Pearl Hatcher. Her family moved to Peoria, IL, where she met and married Jim Hindert three months prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. They both spent a four year tour in Hawaii with Special Service during the war. She and her family moved to Vero Beach in 1954 and opened A&W drive-in restaurants in Vero and later in Ft. Pierce. In 1966 she and Jim opened the Petite Shoe Salon in Sexton Plaza. Upon retirement in 1987 she devoted time to travel and volunteering. Her volunteering included various activities at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, including docent in the gallery. She also devoted many hours at the Harbor Branch. She spent over 20 years as a VNA Hospice volunteer, serving many roles including serving on the board of directors. Dottie can be remembered for her recitation of the poem used in the Hospice Remembrances services. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from VNA in 2015. She is survived by her son J. Randal "Randy" Hindert and his wife Paula. Her brother Millard Hatcher (wife Joann). Two granddaughters, Tara Thomas (husband Brett), Lacey Profeta, great grandchildren, Pippa Thomas, Roman Thomas, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husband Jim in 1972. Sisters Bess Walton, Sally O'Dell, and brother L. Duane Hatcher. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Community Committee of the Vero Beach Museum of Art. A visitation will be held at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 N US 1, Ft. Pierce at 10:00 am Monday Oct. 17th with services to follow. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to VNA Hospice at 110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 will be greatly appreciated.
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