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Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Ross

December 2, 2011
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Dorothy 'Dottie' Ross, 74, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Lynn Elrod officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.

Dorothy "Dottie" Irene (Grieve) Ross, the daughter of Ervin and Irene (Sorenson) Grieve, was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Minneapolis.

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Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Ross

She graduated from Edison High School in 1955.

On April 9, 1965, Dottie was united in marriage to Tom Ross in Brookings, S.D. After their marriage the couple made their home in Columbia Heights, Minn., where she was employed at Prudential. Later they moved to the Estherville area to make their home and farmed. Dottie was employed at Pelzer Law Firm. In 2007, the couple retired and moved into Estherville. Tom passed away Jan. 30, 2009.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

Grateful for having shared Dottie's life are her children, Corey Ross of Omaha, Neb. and Alan Ross and Jen Johnson of Estherville; two grandchildren, Paige and Lane Ross; mother-in-law, Darlene Ross of Estherville; sister, Bonnie Hoffman and her husband, Carl, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dottie in death were her husband; parents and nephews, Robert Hoffman and John R. Klingbeil.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials. Online condolences may be sent to



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