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Dorothy Ask

November 26, 1921 January 1, 2016
Dorothy Ask
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Obituary for Dorothy Ask

Dorothy Selma Ask was born November 26, 1921 to Samuel and Anna Dorthea (Dora) Sahn Hunsdal. She was born prematurely on her parent’s farm near Kenneth, Minnesota in Vienna Township and only weighed 3 pounds. Dora being a trained nurse wrapped her tiny infant with cotton and set baby Dorothy in a shoe box on the oven door for warmth. She was baptized at home on July 11, 1922 and the family attended Kenneth Lutheran Church. She was later confirmed at Blue Mound Lutheran Church. After the death of her mother at the age five, Dorothy left the Hunsdal family farm and went to live the neighbors, John and Lulu Remme. She was confirmed in 1935 at Blue Mound Lutheran Church, she attended and graduated from county school near Kenneth, Minnesota in 1939 and went on to attend the two year Ag Program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dorothy returned to Vienna Township and was united in marriage to James Ask on August 30, 1941 at the Blue Mound Lutheran Church near Luverne, Minnesota. The young couple settled into life on the farm and raised their three children there. Dorothy stayed on the farm until Jim’s death in 2005 when she moved to the Oaks in Luverne, Minnesota. She eventually moved to the Poplar Creek apartments and later to Edgebrook in Edgerton, Minnesota. Dorothy died peacefully on Friday, January 1, 2016 at Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Minnesota at the age of 94 years.
Dorothy was active in her church life at Kenneth Mound Lutheran. She “wore many hats” over the years as a member of the Ladies Aid, youth group leader and member of the church choir. Dorothy was a homemaker and so much more, serving as a 4-H leader, helping in Magnolia when the Red Cross Blood Bank came to town, and taking photographs of everywhere she went and everyone she went with. She was a music lover and did a great deal of sewing. Dorothy and Jim were members of the Sons of Norway and the Holiday Rambler Club. They were fun loving couple who also belonged to the bowling league in Luverne, a couple’s card club, and went dancing with a group of friends whenever they could. They later went on to become “snow birds” weathering many winters away from Minnesota in both Arizona and Texas.
Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Doris Nelson of Kenneth, Minnesota and Cherylee Ask of Cold Spring, Minnesota, and a son, Loren Ask and his wife Lucille of Kenneth, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Pendra (Edward) Nelson Bell, Lori (Stan) Ask Witte, Leslie (Rachel) Ask, and LeRoy (Laura) Ask; twelve great-grandchildren, Kylie, Sydney, and Dyana Bell, Lauren, Paul, and Meghan Witte, Alex, Adam and Bergen Ask, and Hayden, Julia, and Ashley Ask. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ask; her parents, Sam and Dora (Sahn) Hunsdal; her adoptive parents, John and Lulu Remme; two sisters and their husbands, Kathryn and Stan Garrison, and Sonia and Aldberto De la Pena; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles (Mary) Ask, Arley Ask, Evelyn Grayson, Grace Kinley, and William Ask; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hans and Amelia Ask.
Blessed be the memory of Dorothy…

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Visitation

Monday

4

Jan

1:00 PM 1/4/2016 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/4/2016 2:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Service

Monday

4

Jan

2:00 PM 1/4/2016 2:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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Location

Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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