Dorothy May Hoiseth, 93, of Crookston, MN, died early Monday morning, June 25, 2012, at the RiverView Care Center in Crookston. Dorothy was born on May 10, 1919 to George and Margaret (Hull) Jasper. She lived much of her life in Crookston, where she attended the old Washington School, and also in Parnell Township and Crookston Township. Dorothy met Vernon Hoiseth and the two were united in marriage on July 19, 1941. Together, they had three children, Elaine, JoAnn, and Richard. Sadly, Vernon passed away in 1958. Dorothy was employed at the Bethesda Nursing School and St. Vincent Nursing Home. For many years Dorothy was a cook at the Good Samaritan Rest Home in East Grand Forks, RiverView Hospital in Crookston, a UND Sorority in Grand Forks, and lastly for the Crookston Senior Meals program until her retirement at age 75.
Dorothy was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston and the Lydia Circle. She enjoyed purchasing homes to remodel, crocheting, reading, and spending time tending her flower and vegetable gardens. May God bless Dorothy’s memory.
Mourning Dorothy’s passing are her daughters and their husbands, Elaine and Paul Tollefson of Crookston, and JoAnn and Ted Kerian of Minto, ND; five grandchildren: Kathy Elbinger of Crookston, Scott (Renee) Elbinger of rural Red Lake Falls, MN, Kristi (George) Ellis of Crookston, Alicia Kerian and Michael Kerian, both of Minto; and seven great-grandchildren: Derek and Kyra Midderigh of Crookston, Chasity Elbinger of Fargo, ND, Tony Elbinger of rural Red Lake Falls, and Logan, Madison, and Jordyn Ellis of Crookston. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Hoiseth; son, Richard Hoiseth, who died in 2002; son-in-law, Tony Elbinger Jr., who died in 1994; granddaughter, Stefani Kerian, who died in 1983; four brothers: George, Leonard, Edward, and Merrill Jasper; and two sisters, Laura Bakken and Luverne Steinbrink.
A Funeral Service in celebration of the life of Dorothy May Hoiseth will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston, MN, with The Rev. Bill Reck, officiating. Visitation will be at St. Paul’s on Sunday from 5-7:00 pm, with a 7:00 pm prayer service, and also for one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.
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