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Dorothy May Mayer

Dorothy May Mayer, age 98 of Glencoe, died Monday, May 2, 2005 at Alterra Clare Bridge of Eden Prairie.

Dorothy was born March 3, 1907 in New Auburn Township, Sibley County, the daughter of Herbert and Clara (Guvine) Horton. She was baptized May 12, 1907 and graduated from the Steven’s Seminary in Glencoe June 2, 1926.

She took teacher’s training and taught at the District 29 country school.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Roman C. Mayer Aug. 12, 1930. The couple made their home on Greeley Avenue in Glencoe.

Dorothy was employed at Charlie’s Café in Glencoe as a cook. When Charlie’s closed, she worked in the bakery at Lee’s Super Valu. She also worked a number of the corn packs at Green Giant.

An active member of the Ladies Aid at the Church of St. George in Glencoe, Dorothy was also a member of the Council of Catholic Women at the Church of St. Pius X. She also participated in the Mission Club.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading, and visiting with family and friends.

For the past three years, Dorothy was a resident of Alterra Clare Bridge of Eden Prairie.

She is survived by her four children: Thomas Mayer (wife Jean) of Hutchinson, Carol Olson (husband Ted) of Brainerd, Gerald Mayer (wife Marge) of Glencoe, and Kathleen Hoernemann of Eden Prairie; 10 grandchildren: Larry Mayer (wife Jennifer), Lori Koelln (husband Mark), Dana Olson, Tamara Olson, Lisa Vart (husband Gordon), Dan Mayer, Jill Skarsten (husband Brian), Todd Mayer (wife Angie), Christine Alberts (husband Timothy), and Brian Hoernemann (wife Kerri); and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is further survived by a brother, Warner Horton (wife Eloise) of Glencoe, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Byron Horton; sisters Helen Nelson and Olive Volinkaty; and a great-grandchild, Jonathon Michael Mayer.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with Fr. Eugene Lozinski officiating. The organist was Marie Eischens. Song leaders were Sue and Anthony Mielke. The congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” and “Come To Her Aid.” Interment was in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation took place at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Arrangements were by Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

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