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May 1, 1935 – Monday, August 22, 2016

Service Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Buffalo, MN
Saturday, August 27, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Visitation Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Buffalo, MN
Saturday, August 27, 2016
2 hours prior to service

Dorothy Dawn Root, Age 81 – of Buffalo, MN passed away peacefully at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Monday, August 22nd.

Dorothy was Born May 1, 1935 in East Farmington, Wisconsin, to Marvin and Bertha Getschel, she grew up on the Marvin Getschel homestead in Osceola, WI. She attended country school and walked to school through the 8th grade. She then attended and graduated from Osceola High School. After High School Dorothy attended Bethesda Nursing School at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Dorothy married in 1956 and had four wonderful children. She worked as a Nurse at Anoka State Hospital 40 years and received The Governors Award for Nursing and also the Nurse of the Year Award, she retired in 1991. After retirement Dorothy volunteered at Guardian Angels in Elk River, MN. She and her husband Jerry moved to Buffalo, MN in 1998 where she presently resided. Dorothy loved fishing on Lake Constance where she lived – good fisher girl! She also loved to cook and garden.Their 7 acre yard is filled with trees, flowers and a special Rose garden that she and Jerry planted. Dorothy loved to spend time with her kids, grandkids and family playing cards and games endlessly. The door at their home was always open for all comers to stop and enjoy some fun, food and laughter.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jerry Root; Children: Laurie (Ken) May, Greg (Karen) Botts, Kim (Jeff) Eggen, Brad (Robin) Botts, Wendy (Jonathan) Friesen, Rachael (Jeff) Thones, Grandchildren: Ben (Cari) Eggen, Olivia Eggen, Kevin Botts, Michelle Botts, Michael Botts, Matthew Botts, Emma Friesen, Isaac Friesen, Simeon Friesen, Kelley May, Great Grandchildren – Connor Polland , Gaige Lauer , Blake Lauer, Charlie Eggen, Graham Eggen, Sister: Mona (Arvid) Flanum and her four legged pal – Mutzi.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Bertha Getschel, Brother Donald Getschel and wife Donna Getschel, and Grandson Adrien May.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Raymond Reinhart

    Dorothy was not only a great friend but like a second mother to my wife and I. We have known Jerry and Dorothy for 17 years and I have never met a couple more caring and giving then them! Dorothy always had a smile and positive attitude. Never once have I heard her complain about anything, but rather how grateful she was for her family and the people who surrounded her. She lived each day to its fullest and always saw the best in everyone. Jerry and Dorothy have been to every birthday party or special event for our children and have always been there for us. I will miss our dinners, card games, and long talks! You were a very special woman to so many and will be deeply missed! Love always Ray, Heather, Bryan, Olivia, and Carter.

  2. Nathan Nelson&Jill Nelson

    Loved visiting with Aunt Dorothy. She will be missed.


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