Dorothy L. Griesert

Dorothy

 

Dorothy L. Griesert, age 85, of Faribault, died on Monday, August 1, 2011 at Keystone Communities, Faribault. During her final days, she was comforted by Faribault Area Hospice and the loving care of the Keystone Community staff.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne, officiating. Interment will be held at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Dorothea Louise, the daughter of August and Emma (Velzke) Schmidt was born on May 2, 1926 in Faribault. She married Henry Griesert on June 21, 1946 in Faribault and he preceded her in death on August 13, 1986. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf for over 20 years. Dorothy enjoyed volunteering to many organizations including the Bethany Society, visiting the sick and shut ins, being a Sunday School teacher, Faribault Senior Citizens, the Clothes Closet and quilting organizations.

She is survived by two children, Vivian (and Roger) Cripe of Burnsville and Steven (and Cindy) Griesert of Faribault; five grandchildren, David (and Jennifer) Cripe, Andrew (and Christina) Cripe, Melissa (and Michael) Johnson, Amy Jo (and A. J.) Walker and Ali Griesert; nine great grandchildren; four sisters, Edna Schulenberg, Irene Bisping, Elda (and Everett) Fuchs all of Faribault and Laura (and Harold) Berglund of Hudson, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; two brothers-in-law Leonard Schulenberg and Roy Bisping; and one granddaughter, April Cripe.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Faribault Area Hospice or the Emphysema Association in memory of Dorothy.

 

 


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Name: Michael Meillier
Email: meillier1@charter.net
Date: Wednesday August 03, 2011

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My condolences to Steve, Cindy and you family in the loss of your mother, grandmother. I have known Dorothy since her husband Henry was at Pleasant Manor in 1986. Dorothy herself was a short term resident at Pleasant Manor and I got to know her pretty well during those times. She was a loving and kind lady, never complaining about any of her infirmities and setbacks. I could always depend on a smile and positive outlook from Dorothy. She loved life and made the most of her abilities. She was a joy to know and visit with over the years. I cherished seeing her out and about in the community and she was always grateful for anything a person did for her. I often ran into her when she was out for appointments at the Allina Clinic and I would see her waiting for the Keystone bus to come and pick her up. She will be sorely missed by everyone, but NEVER FORGOTTEN! Mike Meillier

Name: Laura W. Berglund
Email: lwberglund@aol.com
Date: Tuesday August 02, 2011

Memories

I am Dorothy's sister; we grew up together on the Schmidt farm in the post depression era. When she was a teenager, our Uncle Emil was drafted into the army (WWII). My dad was left without help to do the farm work so Dorothy was chosen to be his helper. It was a lot to do for a young girl but she worked very hard and became adept at feeding the livestock, driving the horses and tractor, milking cows, cleaning the barn, feeding the sheep, etc. Through the years, I expressed to Dorothy that I thought she had been "robbed" of some of her youth by working so hard. She disagreed and said that it was good training for her future. As adults, Dorothy and I were not just sisters -- we were good friends and, even though we did not live in the same area, we had lengthy conversations on the phone. When she was at Keystone, she loved it when I sent her mail and stories to read. When she became ill, she never complained and said, "This is what I have been given in life; this is what I will accept". Dorothy was a good example of Christian love. She was very social and unforgettable; people loved her. I will carry her example with me the rest of my life and I know there will still be times when I feel the need to share a story or joke with her.

Name: Richard Bisping
Email: richardbisping@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 02, 2011

Memories

Dorthy was an accepting individual full of love, charity, beauty, and love of God. She loved her children and said so on every occasion in which we were together. She loved going out to play cards with family and friends, or to just socialize. In later days her infirmerys slowed her down, but not much. She loved old movies and TV shows. If anything she was guilty of loving too much. She will be missed by family and friends, but as long as one person remembers her, she will allways be with us.

Name: Chris Hopkins
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Date: Tuesday August 02, 2011

Memories

Aunt Dorothy was a beautiful, loving, patient, giving, happy lady who didn't allow adversity to slow her down. She continued to show the love of her Savior to those she met and was never afraid to witness her faith. It was always fun to visit her, play games, reminisce, and do small tasks for her. She will be greatly missed.

Name: Vickie (Fuchs) Lass
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Date: Tuesday August 02, 2011

Memories

Steve & Cindy, Vivian & Roger- My deepest sympathy to you all. Dorothy was a great aunt and godparent! I have wonderful memories of her. She is in a better place now with Hank and Bob and all the others. So sorry that I will not be able to come to the funeral. But I am glad I got to visit with Dorothy a couple of weeks ago when I was in Faribault. I love you all - Vickie.