Dorothy A. Ingram, age 84, of Delano, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. There will be visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Church, prior to the Mass. Interment will be in the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Baltimore, MD.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.
Dorothy was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Morrison County, MN, to Joseph and Cecelia (Koeneck) Waytashek.
At age 18, she left her rural home in Morrison County to attend nursing school in Washington DC. Working her way through nursing school, Dorothy become an RN, and dedicated herself to work with and serve sick and injured patients for over 50 years.
Her strong work ethic, knowledge, and professionalism allowed her to serve as head nurse in John Hopkins Hospital’s emergency room, one of the busiest and toughest emergency rooms in our nation’s capital.
After numerous years in this critical position, she took a break to become a private duty nurse. She worked around the world, including Nicaragua, where she managed to narrowly escape before the rebels who overthrew the government could capture her. In her final years of work, she returned to her role as a hospital RN.
After retiring in 1999, Dorothy met the neighbor of her girlfriend, Robert Ingram, and it was true love at first sight. They were married June 4, 1999.
The couple adored each other, and shared their life in Bethesda, MD.
Devastated by Robert’s death in 2003, Dorothy he moved back to Minnesota in 2004, to be close to her relatives.
Dorothy had a variety of hobbies that included hiking in the mountains, and sewing. She was gifted artist, who oil painted, as well as composing music and playing the piano.
In addition to her husband, Robert, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters Lorraine Rebling, and Rosemary McAlvain.
She is survived by close cousins who she was raised with, Milton and Irvin Voltin; her half-sisters, Cecelia Houg and Angie Olson; her sister, Janaria Johnson; brother, Joe Waytashek; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.