Dorothy Tomlinson, of Braham, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at her home at Elmhurst Commons in Braham. She was 83 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
Dorothy June Tomlinson, of Braham, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at her home at Elmhurst Commons in Braham. She was 83 years old.
Dorothy was born on June 20, 1930 to parents Albert and Viola (Asleson) Olean in Pine Lake Township, Pine County, Minnesota. She attended Hinckley High School, graduating in 1947. Gordon Tomlinson and Dorothy’s father Albert, were working together for a surveying company in the Dakotas when Albert invited Gordon home to meet his daughter. A short time later, on November 26, 1949, Dorothy and Gordon were united in marriage at her parents’ home in rural Hinckley, Minnesota. They had four children.
Dorothy enjoyed gardening, shopping, and quilting. She loved traveling and enjoyed many trips to the mountains with family and friends. Dorothy’s faith was very important to her. She took great pride in the many years she taught Sunday school. Most of all, Dorothy loved her family and was so proud of her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; husband Gordon; son Tom and wife Tracy; sisters Maxine Tordoff, Velma Prachar, and Evelyn Gruner.
She is survived by her sons, Timothy (Rosemarie) of Mora and David (Kathleen) of Braham; daughter, Marsha (Mark) Metzler of Winona; grandchildren, James (Brandy) Franson, Timothy, Molly, Andrew, Jacob, Sara, Kate; great grandsons, Evan and Alex Franson; sisters, Gloria (Vernon) Hattenberger of Circle Pines, and Luella Olean of San Francisco, CA; brother, Alvin “Bud” (Donna) Olean of Carlton; brother-in-law, Ledger J. Tordoff of Verona, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating. Music was provided by Rich Chronis, and June Butler. Casket Bearers were Mike Londgren, Bob Olean, Dennis Hattenberger, and Dan Berglund. Interment was in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham. Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.