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Dorothy Jane Lease

January 11, 1933 November 11, 2020
Dorothy Jane Lease
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Dorothy Jane Lease passed away on November 11, 2020. Dorothy was born on January 11, 1933 to Harry and Estelle Hall in San Antonio, Texas. Dorothy was raised in San Antonio surrounded by a large extended family and graduated from Breckinridge High School. She met Bruce Lease while he was stationed in San Antonio at Brooks Air Force Base. After living in San Antonio she then accompanied Bruce to Fairbanks, Alaska where her daughter, Shari, was born. Dorothy and Bruce then moved to Storm Lake, Iowa and subsequently to Ames, Iowa where Bruce graduated from Iowa State University and their daughter, Lori, was born. Bruce and Dorothy moved to Worthington, Minnesota in 1959 where their son, Kevin, was born. Dorothy held various jobs over the years including working at an insurance agency, as the children’s clothing buyer at Wolf’s Department Store, in the office at Campbell’s Soup Factory and in the office at Worthington Senior High School. Dorothy enjoyed playing bridge and golfing for many years. She was active in Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron and Job’s Daughters Guardian. After retirement Dorothy and Bruce spent a number of very enjoyable winters in southern Texas. Dorothy loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy passed away at Crossroads Care Center where the staff provided her with loving care. Bruce was a devoted husband, visiting Dorothy almost every day. December 6th would have been their 68th wedding anniversary.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Bruce, her children Shari Lease, Lori Hotzler (Rick), and Kevin Lease (Kami); five grandchildren: Matt Hotzler (Megan), Chris Hotzler (Ashley), Erinn Hotzler (Fiance Jay Besonen), Lindsey Lease (Fiance Zach Jaro) and Eric Lease (Shannon); and six great-grandchildren: Jaxon Hotzler, Elaine Hotzler, Kamdyn Hotzler, Casen Hotzler, Mason Lease and Stevie Grace Jaro.

Private family services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020.


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