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Dorothy F. Thedin

April 29, 1927 — August 18, 2019

Dorothy Frances Demo was born on April 29, 1927, in Benson, MN,. to Alice Nina (née Buroker) and James Bernard Demo. She spent her early years on the Swift County farm of her parents and grandparents, where she and her twin brother, DeWayne, were the oldest of ten children. In the early 1940's, she moved to St. Paul, MN, with her family and attended Mechanic Arts High School, graduating in 1945. After graduation, Dorothy worked as a hostess for Rene Boursier's Restaurant in downtown St. Paul. She attended Minnesota School of Business, later working as a secretary at Johnson High School in St. Paul and George T. Walker Company in Minneapolis, MN.

On November 17, 1956, she married Glenn Thedin at Plymouth Congregational Church in St. Paul. In 1958, Dorothy and Glenn relocated to Morris, MN, with their daughter, Tammy. Their sons, David and Mark, were born in Morris. Dorothy worked as a secretary for the family business, later earning her real estate license. Dorothy was a 60-year member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5039.

Dorothy, affectionately known as ‘Dot', loved music, dancing, and dining. She was an avid reader of newspapers, magazines, and books, both fiction and non-fiction. She enjoyed trips and family get-togethers, especially for picnics, parades, and fairs.

Dorothy Frances (Demo) Thedin passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Arbor Park Assisted Living Center in Moorhead, MN. She will be missed for her sharp wit, kind heart, and indomitable spirit.

Dorothy is survived by her three children, Tammy (Lee) Goracke, David Thedin, and Mark Thedin; granddaughter, Melissa (James) Chalmers; grandsons, Julian Goracke, and William Goracke; and two great-granddaughters, Sierra Schlief and Winona Chalmers; sister, Cheryl (Loren) Richert; brothers, Charles (Aphie) Demo, and Dale Demo; sister-in-law, Florence Demo; and brother-in-law, James Thedin; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; her parents; her sister, Rosemary St. George; brothers, DeWayne, Merlin, James, Roger, and Rolland "Billy" Demo; nieces, Judy Demo, Karen St.George, and Kathy Demo; and nephew, Jerry "Sonny" Demo.

A special thanks to Dorothy's caregivers, especially Dominic, Janice, Carissa, and JoAnne.

A Visitation for Dorothy will be one hour prior to her funeral service.

Her Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Pilgrim Congregational Church, Benson, MN.

Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

(Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, MN)

Cemetery Details Summit Cemetery 702 East 7th St.
Morris, MN


AUG 24. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CT)

Pilgrim Congregational Church

211 13th Street North

Benson, MN 56215

Funeral Service

AUG 24. 1:00 PM (CT)

Pilgrim Congregational Church

211 13th Street North

Benson, MN 56215

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