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Dorothy Bolen, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Country Manor in Sartell.  She was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Anthony Cloose officiating.

VISITATION will be held 9:30 am until time of service on Tuesday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Dorothy Mildred Bolen of Mora, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Country Manor in Sartell. She was 89 years old.

Dorothy was born September 21, 1930, in Ogilvie, to Alfred and Ethel Brockoff. She married Jack H. Bolen on June 17, 1953. Dorothy lived in Mora from that time until February 2020, but always held a connection and love for her hometown of Ogilvie. Through her working years, Dorothy performed secretarial and office work for Tinker and Johnson car dealership, Kanabec County Welfare Office and the Farmers Home Administration, both in Mora and Cambridge. As a vibrant member of both her church and community, she held many offices and was active in church and Women’s Missions at Zion Lutheran church; was a charter member and officer of the hospital auxiliary and enjoyed many hours over the years volunteering at the hospital. Dorothy was also a Kanabec County Senior Citizen of the Year.

Dorothy cherished her Birthday Club group of friends and their monthly get togethers over decades of time. Keeping her flower beds well-kept was a hobby of Dorothy’s each year and she could often be seen outdoors going for a walk around town. She was known for sharing conversation, love and food with others, especially her delicious brownies that were often brought to social functions. In her earlier years, she spent time traveling with family and friends, particularly repeat visits to Colorado and Florida. When she became more homebound, Dorothy was a faithful Twins baseball and Timberwolves basketball fan and was sure not to miss watching a game.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack; sister Marilyn Ketter.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Janet (Jim) Krych of Holdingford; grandson Joshua (Lori) Krych; granddaughter Sarah (Reed) Heidelberger; great grandchildren, Lily, Jack, Cole, Jonah, Andrew, Gianna, Margaret, Lewis and Benedict; sister Deloris Lewellyn; sister-in-law Anita (Darreld) Olson; nephews, Mike and Brian; nieces, Jill, Colleen and Polly; many dear friends, family and neighbors.

9 thoughts on “DOROTHY M. BOLEN”

  1. Thoughts and prayers to Dorthys family she was such a beautiful lady always enjoyed her brightness as she greeted all that entered the hospital.

  2. So sorry for your loss, I delivered Meals on Wheels to Dorothy and she was so fun to see and visit with a bit on the route. She will be missed.
    Shelli Z

  3. What a great friend Dorothy was to my mom Ruth! I was glad to see her in Mora by accident in the last year or so. We traded a few wonderful Zion memories.

    Much comfort and peace be yours,

  4. We have lost a very lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
    God’s peace,
    Dale & Wendy

  5. Jan, Jimmy. Sarah and family, Joshua and family,

    Sending hugs and love as you mourn the passing of your wonderful mother, mother in law and grandma. May the memories get you through this difficult time.

    Love always, Cousin Laura and Bob

  6. Dorothy was a wonderfully warm, compassionate, loving person. I “inherited” Dorothy when I moved to Minnesota in 1983 opening the Cambridge Farmers Home Administration office. I couldn’t have found a better person for office administrator. Dorothy’s husband Jack even helped with our move from a rental house to a house we bought in Cambridge. The qualities Dorothy possessed cannot be learned attending training, they are part of the person. Dorothy processed those qualities in abundance!
    Dorothy will be missed and always remembered with a smile!

    Dale Cesafsky

  7. Dorothy was a ball of sunshine. When she greeted me when I worked at the hospital or when I came in for an appointment, she had an calming smile! She had a gentleness that made people feel important. She will be missed! 💕

  8. I worked with Dorothy in the Cambridge FmHA office from 1989 until 1992. She was a wonderful person to work with, always willing to share her knowledge and was so patient. She was really put to the test when I showed up. Dorothy was the Office Manager, and I didn’t know an awful lot, but she helped me along the way. She was a terrific mentor, kind, generous with her time and always had a sense of humor. She made a huge impact on me, she was one of a kind!

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