In Memory of Dorothy M. Hanpeter

11.16.2021 By CC4G
In Memory of Dorothy M. Hanpeter
Last Portage

Dorothy M. Hanpeter

January 23, 1928 – June 7, 2021


Dottie was a tennis counselor at Clearwater from 1953 to 1955 fondly nicknamed “Peter Duck” (acquired from her camper years at Camp Miniwanca when someone yelled “Peter, duck” as a tennis ball sailed by her head). She was a graduate of Mary Institute, Washington University, and received her master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She taught physical education at the University of Nebraska, John Burroughs and University City High School. For many summers, she taught at Camp Miniwanca, Shelby, MI. She was very active with Delta Gamma sorority, and a dedicated volunteer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Dorothy was famous for her personalized knit Christmas stockings, delicious peanut brittle and caramels, and a fast game of tennis.

Dottie’s full obituary can be found at:



Those Who Have Taken Their Last Portage: Clearwater Camp works to remember and honor those alumnae who have passed away. We learn about alumnae through the Clearwater network of family and friends, who may let us know or make gifts in their memories. For these tributes, we use materials including their published obituaries and other remembrances from family and friends. Please contact Clearwater if there is an alumna you would like remembered by the camp community.

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