Funeral: 11:00AM Monday, November 7, 2016, at St Joseph Catholic Church, Fertile, MN.

Visitation: 1 hour before the funeral service at the St Joseph Catholic Church, Fertile, MN.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, MN.

Dorothy Altepeter, 84, Fertile, MN, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile.  She was born on November 12, 1931, to Louis and Rose (Violette) Dubuque at home in rural Red Lake Falls, MN.  Dorothy attended school near her home.  While growing up on a farm, Dorothy loved helping her father with chores and farm work.
 
On April 12, 1950, Dorothy was united in marriage to Henry Altepeter at Crookston, MN.  They bought a farm East of Crookston where they raised their family.  Henry died on February 27, 1982.  Dorothy continued to live on the home farm with her son, Mike and his family.  In the mid 2000’s, Dorothy moved to East Grand Forks, MN, and in 2013, she moved to Fertile.  Dorothy was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Catholic Church.
 
Dorothy loved the outdoors.  Working on the farm, planting gardens of vegetables and flowers, hunting, fishing, and camping brought meaning and perspective to Dorothy’s life.  She was very crafty doing needlepoint, wood carving and crafts.  Western Minnesota Steam Thrashers gathering at Rollag, MN was a highlight of the year for her.  Dorothy loved traveling and playing cards with her sisters and family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
Dorothy is survived by her children: Richard (Carol), Brainard, MN; Michael (Sheryl), Fertile; and Benita Adolph (Martin Knoll), Kimball, MN; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; sisters: Doris Glass, Joanne Samson, Jeannette Larson, and Pauline Daninger; one sister-in-law, Lily Dubuque; and several nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant daughter, Margaret Rose, two sons: Tim and Edward; two brothers: Dale and Roy Dubuque and a son-in-law, Joe Adolph.
 
Funeral: 11:00AM Monday, November 7, 2016, at St Joseph Catholic Church, Fertile, MN.
 
Visitation: 1 hour before the funeral service at the St Joseph Catholic Church, Fertile, MN.
 
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, MN.
 
Arrangements with Erikson-Vik-Ganje Funeral Home
Fertile, Minnesota (218-945-6141)
www.erikvik@gvtel.com