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Dorothy Evelyn Firchau

June 11, 1925 — July 18, 2014

Dorothy Evelyn Williams was born on June 11, 1925 in St. James, MN to James and Lena (Klutz) Williams. She attended school in St. James, MN. On November 20, 1944 Dorothy was united in marriage to Reinhold Firchau at St. John's Lutheran Parsonage-South Branch, rural St. James. She was a homemaker and babysat many kids in the Lewisville area. Dorothy enjoyed sewing and quilting for Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid and her family. She enjoyed making quilt tops for Zion. For many years she sewed bibs and pads for the Lutheran Retirement Home in Truman. Dorothy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She was a lifetime member of the Lewisville Legion Auxiliary and played in the Lewisville Kitchen Band. Dorothy died on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Madelia Community Hospital. Dorothy is survived by children, Judy Goor, Coon Rapids, MN, Dennis (Dee) Firchau, Lewisville, MN, Mary (Richard) Krenz, DeSmet, SD, Jerry (Nancy) Firchau, Denton, TX, Jean (Jeffrey) Hoppe, Truman, MN; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 4 great, great grandchildren; 1 half-sister, Marilyn Fast (Melvin), Butterfield, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 69 years, Reinhold; one daughter, Joan Firchau; one son-in-law, Howard Goor and several brothers and sisters.
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