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Adellia (Dolly) Matthiesen, 86

Adellia (Dolly) Matthiesen, age 86, of Glencoe passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care unit.

Adellia Augusta (Itrich) Matthiesen was born June 20, 1915 in New Salem, N.D., the daughter of Ottmar and Julia (Morrelle) Itrich. She was baptized in September at Evangelical Friedens Lutheran Church in New Salem by the Rev. J. Fontana, and confirmed at the same church Sept. 22, 1929 by the Rev. E. Mueller.

Dolly grew up on a farm south of New Salem and attended country school through eighth grade.

She was united in marriage to Waldemar Matthiesen in Mandan, N.D June 1, 1935. They made their home on a farm near Judson, N.D. until 1956, when they moved into New Salem.

It was in 1960 that they moved to Arlington before coming to Glencoe in 1974.

In May of 1976, her husband, Waldemar, died.

Dolly enjoyed gardening and flowers. During the winter, her time was spent crocheting, doing embroidery, and sewing.

In years past, she used to love spending time writing letters and had an onging competition between her sisters to see who could write the longest letter.

Dolly entered her eternal rest at the age of 86 years, three months, and 24 days.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; grandson, Martin Louis Matthiesen; two brothers, Otto and Edwin Itrich; and two sisters, Minnie Wohlman and Fern Huber.

Dolly is survived by two daughters and one son, Betty (Nicholas) Gawreluk of North Branch, Minn.; Dorvin (Susan) Matthiesen of Gaylord, and Bonnie (Kenneth) Teschendorf of Lester Prairie; five grandchildren, Carmella (Greg) Gawreluk Boyce, Craig (Jill) Gawreluk, Renee Mattiesen Hallin, Raschell (Ben) Meathiesen Anderson, and Kenneth William Teschendorf, Jr; five great-grandchildren, Derek Yackel, Martin Yackel, Lucas Boyce, Cheyenne Nicole Gawreluk, and Jenna Hallin; sister, Virginia Wetzel; as well as other relatives and friends.

A private funeral service took place Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, with the Rev. Vance Becker officiating.

Dawn Wolter was organist, and Randy Wilson and Jan Lamberty sang as duets "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Rock of Ages."

The public called at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel Tuesday evening.

Interment was in First Lutheran Cemetery.

Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel, Glencoe, served the family.

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