Dorothy Donaldson, age 93, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at St. Lucas Care Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault, on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, May 27, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Dorothy, the daughter of Albert and Henrietta (Bongers) Schiks, was born on January 23, 1918 in Faribault. She married Donald M. Donaldson on October 18, 1935 in Faribault. She was employed by the Faribault Regional Center for 30 years. After retirement she enjoy volunteering at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, baking and playing cards.
Dorothy is survived by five children, Henrietta Young of Morristown, Donald (and Julianne) Donaldson of Faribault, Bernard (and Carol) Donaldson of Nacogdoches, TX, Dorothy (and Duane) Storch of Faribault and Jon (and Virginia) Donaldson, Sr. of Broomfield, CO; seventeen grandchildren, Cathy Dalager, Edie (and Dan) Blashack, Laurie (and Roger) Neumann, Brian Young, Bill (and Bonnie) Young, Teri (and Mark) Greene, Darren (and Maggie) Donaldson, Terry (and Paula) Donaldson, Steve (and Michelle) Alexander, David (and DeAnna) Donaldson, Cheryl (and Brian) Davis, Brenda McMullen, Joel (and Michelle) Parker, Duane (and Amy) Storch, Jennifer (and Peter) Grimsrud, Jon Donaldson, Jr. and Patrick Donaldson; 26 great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald; two grandsons, Robert Young and Patrick Donaldson; one great grandson, Luke Donaldson; and two brothers, Henry and Anthony Schiks.
Name: Tina Giesen
Date: Friday May 27, 2011
Dorthy, I may not have ever met you, but I have gotten to know your daughter Henrietta very well and to have such a wonderful, caring, hard working daughter you must have been a terrific Mom and a wonderful person. Henrietta, You and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time. If you need anything please ask! Eagle love, Tina Giesen
Name: Bobbi Hooks
Date: Friday May 27, 2011
When I worked at Sterling House I helped take care of Dorothy, even though she was very independent. I remember how she loved activities. Especially playing Euchre with her friends, and she even taught me the game. She was a big winner in Bingo, and would sometimes not call bingo, because she didn't want to deprive others of winning. She had a heart of gold. If Dorothy wasn't in her room, she was most likely putting a puzzle together with her friend Leona. Together they pieced together masterpieces. Dorothy enjoyed "Flexercise" and was very active with the fun part of exercising. When coming to visit her after I left Sterling House, I would always get a big smile of surprise, and a hug that wouldn't stop. I will miss her.
Name: Betty Heacock
Date: Thursday May 26, 2011
Dorothy was a very wonderful and special Lady. My Mother (Leona Silbernagle) formed a wonderful bond at the Sterling House with her. They enjoyed playing cards and putting many a puzzle together and just visiting with one another. Dorothy was always very concerned about everyone and will be truly missed.