Dorothy Berry died on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at St. Therese Nursing Home in New Hope, MN. She was 85 years old.
FUNERAL MASS will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 9th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 8th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.
Dorothy J. Berry was born April 16, 1924 in Mora to Henry and Mary (Blazek) Kubat. She was the youngest of eight children. She attended country school in Ann Lake Township and later Ogilvie Public School. She moved to Mora and worked various jobs, including Hall Drug, National Tea Company, and was a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell for many years.
She married Charles Rovney in 1943 and was widowed in 1944. In 1947, she married Jesse Berry; they had five children before his death in 1970.
After raising her family in Mora, she moved to Coon Rapids in 1994 to live with her daughter and family. She enjoyed spending time with her family, Old Time Music, and giving generously to many different charities.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Charles and Jesse, siblings Mary, Klem, Henry, Henrietta (Sr. Elstan), Frank, Frances, Ben, one son, Daniel, and one grandson, Jesse.
She is survived by her sons James (Linda), of Evansville, Indiana, Thomas, of Mora, Mark, of Coon Rapids, and daughter Susan (Loren) Villnow, of Milaca, daughter-in-law Brenda, of Lauderdale, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be missed by her family and many friends.
Funeral and burial was on Friday, October 9th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mora. Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiated. Music was provided by Kris Paulson, Patience Warhol, Lynn Carlson and members of St. Mary’s’ Choir. Pallbearers were Danielle Lenzmeier, Angela Warzonek, Jessica Lakanen, Bernadette Rakowitz, Benjamin Villnow, Joe Berry and Tom Berry.