Late night television was never the same after David Letterman retired in 2015. Now a special member of the “Letterman” family has passed away.
The Hollywood Reporter says Dorothy Mengering, mother, and frequent guest of Late Show With David Letterman, has died. She was 95.
Usually seen on the show via satellite from the kitchen of her home in Indiana, Dave’s mom best known for giving Olympic updates or “Guess Mom’s Pies” segments.
She even wrote a cookbook titled Home Cookin’ With Dave’s Mom. In it were recipes for “Dave’s Fried Baloney Sandwich,” “Jan’s Sauerkraut Balls” and “Gretchen’s Salad Dressing” — tributes to her son and two daughters — and instructions for how to make pies like blueberry, sour cherry, pecan molasses and chocolate chiffon.
The eldest of three children, Dorothy Hofert was born on July 18, 1921. She studied at Indiana University, and in 1942, she married Harry Joseph Letterman. He died in 1973.
Ten years later, she married Hans Mengering, a retired engineer for an Indianapolis architectural firm. He died in 2013.
We’ll miss you, Dave’s Mom! Thanks for all the fun over the years. Heaven just got a whole lot funnier.
Take a look at this classic video below:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 12, 2017