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Dorothy M. Vanderlinde

Dorothy M. Vanderlinde, age 85, of St. Bonifacius, died Saturday Feb. 17, 2007 at Presbyterian Homes in Spring Park.

She was born April 2, 1921 in St. Bonifacius, the daughter of Thomas and Pauline (Maas) Weinzierl Sr. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Andrew H. Vanderlinde June 27, 1944 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius.

A loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma, Dorothy was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Aid. She quilted with many of the ladies from St. Boniface church and belonged to the Altar Society, the Birthday Club, and Senior Citizens.

More than just a homemaker, Dorothy worked many hours on the farm, as well. In her free time, she sewed, crocheted, and embroidered. Her hands were never idle.

She is survived by her loving family; children and spouses Martie (Marilyn) Hunz of Watertown, Rita and Lyle Tesch of Clarissa, Karen and Edward Schmidt, and Jane and Duane Noethe, all of Mound; grandchildren Jeremy, Jackie, Jennie and James, Maria and David, Troy and Kristy, Crystal and Scott, Tabitha, Tether and Tim, Andrew, David, Tawnya, and Trisha; and great-grandchildren Brandi, Baili, Kashlee, Kaymee, Kadin, Jodi and Zach, Robbie, Alex, Bowen, Elise, Jon, Abi, Ava, and Devon.

Dorothy is further survived by a sister, Ione Hilgers of Waconia; brother and sister-in-law Tom and Diane Weinzierl of St. Bonifacius; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Marian and Francis Wagener, Jerome and Rosemary Vanderlinde, Marcella Vanderlinde, all of Watertown, and Harriet Vanderlinde of St. Bonifacius; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; four infant sons; grandson Jamie Tesch; parents Thomas and Pauline Weinzierl; brothers Floyd and Clarence Wein-zierl; sister Evelyn Hilgers; sister-in-law Mary Ann Weinzierl; brothers-in-law Pete Hilgers, Gordon Klein, and Leon Hilgers; father-in-law and mother-in-law Anton and Frances Vanderlinde; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Norbert and Margaret Vanderlinde, Florentine and Alex Hauwiller, Alphonse Vanderlinde, and Edmund Vanderlinde; infant Mary Vanderlinde; nephew Steve Vanderlinde; niece Ann Vanderlinde; and nephew-in-law Tom Straus.

Mass of Christian Burial was Friday Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius, with Father Joseph Gallatin as celebrant. Interment was at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in St. Bonifacius.

Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m., and continued Friday for one hour prior to the Mass.

The casket bearers were Dorothy’s grandchildren.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

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