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Dorothy Loftis

November 13, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Dorothy Loftis, 100, of Fergus Falls, Minn., and formerly Estherville, will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Pioneer Care Center in Fergus Falls, Minn.

Dorothy Irene (Sidles) Loftis, the daughter of John Henry and Della Ovilla (Tuttle) Sidles, was born May 8, 1912, in Huntington.

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Dorothy Loftis

She received her education in rural schools in Emmet County.

On Feb. 27, 1935, Dorothy was united in marriage to Anthony (Tony) Loftis at United Methodist Church in Dolliver. Following their marriage the couple made their home near Gruver and Armstrong where they began raising their family and farming until 1967. In 1967, the couple moved to Estherville. Dorothy was employed at the Good Samaritan Center for 14 years. In 1998, Dorothy moved and made her home between Omaha, Neb. and Fergus Falls, Minn. to be with her daughters.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Estherville for over 50 years. She was very active in church activities, and belonged to UMW and the rug and quilting units.

Left to cherish Dorothy's memory are her daughters and sons-in-law, Jane Dalen and her husband, James, of Omaha and Kathleen Butler and her husband, Ben, of Fergus Falls; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband; parents; one sister; 10 brothers and one grandson.

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