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Dorothy Mae Hallstrom

January 31, 1916 July 9, 2020
Dorothy Mae Hallstrom
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Obituary for Dorothy Mae Hallstrom

Dorothy Hallstrom, age 104, Worthington, MN was born January 31, 1916, in rural Bigelow, MN to Emil and Marjorie (Church) Olson. Emil owned a successful Implement Business in Bigelow and was caught in the 1926 Depression. The Olson family relocated to Dundee, MN in 1928 and to Worthington in 1932. Dorothy was 17 years old at the time of the move and attended school in the Bigelow, Dundee and Fulda schools for 10 years.
She married Melvin Hallstrom on August 16, 1934. To this union four children were brought into this world. They farmed until 1984 when they moved into Worthington. They wintered in Arizona for 19 years. After Melvin’s death in 1994, Dorothy moved into the Meadows in 2001.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church, enjoyed her craft projects, flower gardening, crocheting afghan’s and baking cookies for each of her grandchildren and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Dorothy passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, grandchildren, great & great-great grandchildren, son Ronald (Winora) Hallstrom Worthington, MN, daughter Kimberly (Bryant) Sankey, Rochester, MN, daughter-in-law Judy Hallstrom, Sioux Falls, SD and son-in-law David (Marge) Livingston Worthington, MN. Ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, three great-great grandsons and two great-great granddaughters, a sister Lillian Bruel, Lancaster, CA plus a number of nieces and nephews.
She was greeted at heaven’s gates by her parents, husband Melvin, daughter Audrey Livingston, granddaughter Lorna Kae Hallstrom, son Larry Hallstrom, six sisters and one brother.
Private family services will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jeanette McCormick officiating. Public graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Honorary bearers will be Brian and Bruce Livingston, Scott, Todd, Jeff and Allen Hallstrom, Jason Hallstrom, Nicole and Amanda Sankey, and Jessica Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church in Worthington.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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1:00 PM 7/16/2020 1:00:00 PM
Memorial Gardens

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

Memorial Gardens
29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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