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Dorothy Mae Kramer

December 25, 1926 May 21, 2018
Dorothy Mae Kramer
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Obituary for Dorothy Mae Kramer

Dorothy Mae Robertson Kramer
December 25, 1926 - May 21, 2018

Dorothy was born in Worthington Minnesota to Carl Robertson and Minnie DeFreese Robertson on December 25, 1926. She grew up on her father's farm on the Minnesota-Iowa state line, went to school in Bigelow, attended high school in Worthington, and graduated in 1944. She then attended Worthington Junior College. After college, she worked at the Farmer’s Elevator Company in Bigelow as a bookkeeper. She met her future husband Howard Kramer while working at the elevator. They married in Worthington on February 12, 1950. After an extended wedding trip to the West Coast, they settled in Bigelow Township to farm. Howard and Dorothy raised their children, Kathy, Mary, Ruth and John on the farm. In 1968, the family moved to Visalia California where Dorothy worked in the office of JCPenney until she retired in 1988. In 2006 she returned home to Worthington where she built a home across from Olson Park.
All through her life, Dorothy was a joyful and involved member of Lutheran congregations in Minnesota and California. Her faith guided her daily and she shared that faith with family and friends. Dorothy enjoyed traveling, reading, theater, and Gordon Lightfoot concerts.

Dorothy passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children, Kathy, Mary, Ruth, and John, her grandson Doss Ryan Bewley, his wife Sarah, her great-granddaughter Aryn Mae, her sisters Shirley Botker, Jan Robertson, nephews Larry Towne, Dan Kirk, Michael Kirk and Mark Botker, nieces Linda Jokela and Kim Morris.
Visitation will be at Benson Funeral Home on May 29, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at First Lutheran Church on May 30, 2018 at 10:00 am. Donations in her memory may be made to First Lutheran Church, Worthington, Minnesota.

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5:00 PM 5/29/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/29/2018 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States





10:00 AM 5/30/2018 10:00:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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