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Dorothy Marie Place

September 12, 1915 May 23, 2014
Dorothy Marie Place
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Obituary for Dorothy Marie Place

Lakefield, MN


      Dorothy Marie Place passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN; she was 98 years of age. Dorothy (Meyer) Place was born on September 12, 1915, in her home in Sioux Valley, MN, to parents, William and Marie (Christoffer) Meyer. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school in rural Round Lake. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Dorothy Meyer and Charles Place were married in 1938 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux Valley. After marriage, they farmed in Round Lake Township. Charles and Dorothy retired in 1978 and moved to Lakefield, MN. Dorothy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakefield. She was active in Ladies Aid, enjoyed quilting with her church friends, gardening, bowling, and her 500 card club. She always looked forward to socializing with the Dorothy’s Club. At one time there were 53 Dorothy’s in the club.

      Dorothy is survived by her children: Deloris (Ed) Beacom of Bella Vista, AR, Marlene Lorenz of Worthington, MN, Janet (Rick) Nelson of Windom, MN, and Gary (Vicki) Place of Round Lake, MN; eight grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; son-in-law, Al Lorenz; three brothers, Raymond, Herman, and Alvin, and two sisters, Tracy and Elvera.

      Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakefield, MN, with Rev. Daniel Provost officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Lakefield, MN.

      Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakefield, MN.


Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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