Dorothy E. Loge, age 92, of Hector, passed away in her sleep Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN.
Dorothy Emma Loge was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Faribault County. She was the daughter of Ernest and Clara (Peter) Ristau. Dorothy was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmore, MN. She received her education in Elmore, and was a graduate with the Elmore High School class of 1946.
Dorothy was united in marriage June 27, 1948, to Donald Loge at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmore. This marriage was blessed with two children, Victoria and Bradley.
Dorothy and Donald resided in Blue Earth and Bricelyn before making their home in Brookfield Township near Hector.
Dorothy and Donald shared 67 years of marriage until the passing of Donald Feb. 29, 2016.
Dorothy was a loving homemaker and took pride in helping Donald on the farm and taking care of Vicky and Brad. She could plow a field all day and have supper ready in the evening.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector. Dorothy was active in all the women’s organizations of the church. She held every office in the Ladies’ aid/WELCA. She was a great mentor for women in the congregation.
Dorothy enjoyed cooking and baking for family and for church activities. She shared her talents heading up salad luncheons and ice cream socials numerous times. The church cookbook contains several of her wonderful recipes. The cookies she baked for the cookie walk were always in demand.
Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, and was a member of 500 and bridge clubs. She also enjoyed being with friends in her Birthday Club. Dorothy also enjoyed gardening with Don, and did a lot of canning vegetables, but her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Victoria Hillmann and her husband, Kermit, of Cokato, MN; Bradley Loge and his wife, Nancy, of Paynesville, MN; grandchildren, Joel Hillmann and his wife, Kelly Jo, of Cokato; Jennifer Herman and her husband, Michael, of Waconia; Jonathan Hillmann and his wife, Priscilla, of Litchfield; great-grandchildren, Sophia Hillmann, Jack Hillmann, Stella Hillmann, Kaden Herman, Karsen Herman, Kora Herman, Rex Hillmann, Cam Baalson, Tre Ertl; sister, Shirley Ihle; brother, Duane (Marie) Ristau; brother-in-law, Harold Weise; sister-in-law, Donna Loge; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Clara Ristau; Husband, Donald Loge; Sister, Evelyn (Ivan) Sansgard; Brother, Kenneth Ristau (Maxine); Brothers-in-law, Archie Ihle and Derald Loge; Sister-in-law, Phyllis Weise.
A funeral service took place Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector, with interment in Hector City Cemetery.
Clergy officiating: Pastor Paul Lutter; organist: Cyndi Washburn; congregational hymns: “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Softly and Tenderly;” honorary casket bearers: Sophia Hillmann, Stella Hillmann, Kora Herman, Rex Hillmann, Cam Baalson, and Tre Ertl; casket bearers: Joel Hillmann, Jonathan Hillmann, Jack Hillmann, Pat Grams, Kaden Herman, Mike Herman, and Karsen Herman.
Arrangements are by the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com.