Dorothy Eliason, of Mora/Quamba area, died on Monday, January 21, 2013. She was 88 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Januray 26th at Quamba Baptist Church in Quamba with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service (from 10:00-11:00 a.m.) on Saturday at the church.
INURNMENT will take place in the spring at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Dorothy E. Eliason, of Mora, Minnesota, died at Eastwood Senior Living Center in Mora, on Monday, January 21, 2013. She was 88 years old.
Dorothy was born in Braham, Minnesota to her parents Emil and Ruth (Englund) Johnson. She had four older brothers who enjoyed teasing their younger sisters. Dorothy had a fun wit, as she enjoyed teasing them back. She graduated from Braham High School in 1942 and she was thankful for her graduating class as they had many good reunions together over the years.
She was united in marriage to Ernest Eliason on June 24, 1950. They started their family living in Golden Valley, a suburb of Minneapolis. Their three daughters grew up in the Robbinsdale School District and attend the Crystal Evangelical Free Church. Dorothy was a “stay-at-home-mom” who enjoyed many neighborhood friends and chauffeured her daughters to many activities and events.
When Ernie retired they moved to the Mora area onto the Eliason homestead that Ernie had grown up on. They built a new house in 1980, and she had to adjust to living in rural Minnesota. Quickly they made friends with their neighbors, and joined Quamba Baptist Church. Dorothy’s passion was to get together with family and friends, especially if there was a meal involved. She helped start the Seniors-in-Action at Quamba, where the group would travel to a destination and then eat! She had many dear neighborhood ‘Busy Hour Club’ friends; they met in their homes and enjoyed a social-time with a good lunch together.
Dorothy also enjoyed her Swedish and Norwegian heritage. Dala Heritage Society appreciated Dorothy’s willingness to provide many good Swedish dishes, like Rice Pudding and her Swedish Squares. Dorothy and Ernie hosted many Swedish people in their home, when Swedish groups came to Mora to perform for the Dala Heritage Society. They traveled to Sweden and Norway many times visiting relatives there.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ernie; her daughter Julie; and her brothers Marvin, Donald, Curtis and Willard; and sister Marilyn.
She is survived by her daughters Karen Larson (Paul) of Mora, Lori Beckler (Rick) and their daughter Zoe of Sylmar, CA; sisters-in-law Winnie Johnson of Braham, Joyce Johnson of Minnetonka and Ruby Johnson of San Diego. She also had many loving cousins, nieces and nephew who will hold good memories and adventures of Dorothy and Ernie from over the years. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 26th at Quamba Baptist Church with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating. Music was provided by Pat Gabrielson and Gordy Hallstrom. Honorary casket bearers were Ron Hallstrom, Randy Hallstrom, Arlen Soderstrom, Elwood Ostrom, Jim Barka, Don Lindquist, Ron Soderstrom and Harold Oslin. Inurnment will take place in the summer at Oakwood Cemetery.