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DORTHY LOU PEDERSEN

Rolfe Dorthy Lou Pedersen, age 83, of Rolfe, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at the Rolfe Care Center in Rolfe. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rolfe, with Pastor Paul Breddin officiating. Burial was held at Clinton-Garfield Cemetery near Rolfe. Powers Funeral Home in Rolfe was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorthy Lou McKim was born October 12, 1925, near Plover. She was the daughter of Fred and Leta (Heathman) McKim. She graduated from Plover High School in 1942.

On November 12, 1942, Dorthy Lou married Melvin "Bill" Pedersen at the United Methodist Church in Plover. The couple farmed near Rolfe until the late 1980's when they retired. In the early 1990's they moved into Rolfe. They managed the Rolfe Golf Course for several years. Melvin passed away in 1994.

Dorthy Lou was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the church circle and the TTT. She enjoyed dancing, golfing and embroidery work. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Joe (Sue) Pedersen of Laurens, Dean (Paula) Pedersen of Barnum, and Mike (Paula) Pedersen of Rolfe; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Hendersen of Fort Dodge and Alice (Roger) Witt of Rolfe; brothers, Fred (Margaret) McKim of Okoboji and Frank McKim of Waukee; daughter-in-law, Sue Pedersen of Des Moines; and son-in-law, Larry Pedersen of West Des Moines.

Dorthy Lou was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; son, Steven; daughter, Phyllis Peterson; infant son, Isaac; and sisters, Margaret, Carol, and Zola.

 

DORTHY LOU PEDERSEN

ROLFE - Dorthy Lou Pedersen, age 83, of Rolfe, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at the Rolfe Care Center in Rolfe.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rolfe, with Pastor Paul Breddin officiating. Burial will be in Clinton-Garfield Cemetery near Rolfe. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church in Rolfe.

Powers Funeral Home in Rolfe is handling arrangements.