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Dorothy Fagerlie

Dorothy Fagerlie

Dorothy Irene Fagerlie died Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, surrounded by loving family, where she had been a resident since 2010.

Dorothy Irene Johnson, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Johnson, was born in Frazee. She graduated from high school and then attended business college, both in Detroit Lakes. From 1942 until 1944, she worked as a legal secretary in Washington, DC.

On July 9, 1944, Dorothy married Floyd Fagerlie. While Floyd was overseas in the armed forces, Dorothy lived and worked in Chicago, Ill.

In 1947, Dorothy and Floyd made their home in Moorhead, where she had lived since. Dorothy worked for 23 years for Moorhead Public Service. The couple enjoyed time spent at their homes on Big Floyd Lake, and in Mesa, Ariz.

Surviving Dorothy are her son, Doug (Cindy) Fagerlie, Moorhead; daughter, Diane (Jim) Klitzke, Erhard; five grandchildren, Ben (Christi) Fagerlie, Superior, Wis., Amy (Jeff) Cross, Alexandria, Justin (DG) Klitzke, Blair, Neb., Josh (Katie) Klitzke, Minnetonka and Janna (Andy) Rarick, Fergus Falls; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Floyd (1995); her parents; and nine siblings.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 in the Bottolfson Chapel of Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, with burial at Moorhead Memorial Gardens.

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