February 6, 1919 - September 29, 2011
Funeral services for Dorothy L. Nesheim, 92, of Frost, were held October 3, 2011, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. Burial was at United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Dorothy died September 29, 2011, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.
Dorothy was born February 6, 1919 in Norway Twp Winnebago County, Iowa, the daughter of Theodore and Ada (Severson) Folken. She was raised at Scarville, Iowa and moved with her family to Frost when she was about 13. She married Wilbur C. Nesheim November 9, 1940, at the Dell Parsonage.
Dorothy was a hoemaker and over the years was active in helping with Boy/Girl Scouts. She also worked for her sister Thelma and brother-in-law Tim Njoes at their cafe in Frost. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers, sewing and always looked forward to spending time at Crosslake in the summer. She loved dogs and raised poodles for a short time.
Her greatest joys were her children and grandchildren - taking care of them and watching them grow. She was a member of United Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was a member of Frost Senior Citizens, where she loved to visit and play cards. After her husband's death in 2000, she moved to New Life Manor in Blue Earth and then to St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in 2006.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Tom (Cheryl) Nesheim of Blue Earth, daughter, Carolyn (Terry) Mikkelson of Blue Earth, three grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sylvia (Glen) and Dorothy (Wally) Nesheim of Mankato, Dorothy (Kenneth) Nesheim of Faribault, and LaVonne Gray of Knoxville, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wilbur in 2000 and a sister, Thelma Njoes in 1994.
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