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Dorothy Lorraine Ludwil

Dorothy Lorraine Bravinder Ludwil, age 98 of Marshall, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 at Avera Morningside Care Center in Marshall.

She was born March 21, 1907 at the family home in Rutland, Iowa, the first born of Floyd Morton and Ethel Maud Phleger Bravinder. She resided and attended school in Milroy, graduating from Redwood Falls High School, and Iowa State Teachers College.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Eugene Ralph Ludwil Aug. 20, 1944. Eugene was an accountant from Minneapolis.

Dorothy spent most of her working career as a teacher, beginning with country schools in Minnesota, and later, secondary educaton in Iowa and Minnesota. Prior to retirement, she held office positions in the Minneapolis area, and retired from Duffey Paper Company in January 1973.

When she wasn’t working, Dorothy’s activities included teaching church school and supporting the activities of the Business & Professional Women’s organization, but her primary interest was her immediate and extended family.

During the past year, Dorothy resided at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall, where she enjoyed educating and entertaining the staff.

She is survived by her son, William (Bill) and his wife, Susan, of Marshall; two grandchildren, Kelly Elizabeth Ludwil Bates (James) of St. Cloud, and Jennifer Elaine Ludwil Umbarger (Jeffry) of Durham, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Elliot Cole Umbarger of Durham, N.C., and Andrew William Bates of St. Cloud.

Dorothy is further survived by a sister, Vivian (Paul) Timmerman of Blacksburg, Va.; cousins, and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband; two sisters, Beth Bravinder Murdock and husband, Archie; and Eugenia Bravinder Schmidtke and husband, Herbert; and two brothers, Alfred Gordon Bravinder and wife, Vera; and Robert Floyd Bravinder and wife, Muriel.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life took place Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the chapel at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Minneapolis, with visitation at 1 p.m., services at 2 p.m., and burial following in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. In addition, a memorial service also took place at Avera Morningside Care Center in Marshall at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Arrangements were by Sunset Funeral Home and Cemetery in Minneapolis.

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