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Dorothy Theesfeld

April 24, 2013
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Theesfeld, 99, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville with Monsignor Michael Sernett as Celebrant. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Dorothy (Spear) Theesfeld, the daughter of Horace and Katherine (Wacht) Spear, was born April 10, 1914, in Wallingford.

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Dorothy Theesfeld

She received her education in Wallingford Schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1933. She taught rural schools in Emmet and Dickinson Counties.

On May 28, 1940, she was united in marriage to John Theesfeld at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. John died May 31, 2003.

Dorothy was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church; Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Left to cherish Dorothy's memory are her children, Donald Theesfeld and his wife, Marleen, of Algona, Dorothy Ann Rosa and her husband, Ray, of Fairmont, Minn. and Gary Theesfeld of Luverne, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She has been preceded in death by an infant son, John Allen; husband, John; her parents; four sisters, Thelma Theesfeld, Agnes Theesfeld, Katherine Spear and Sister Lois Spear and three brothers, Nick, William and Paul Spear. Online condolences may be sent to



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