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Dorothy Hanselman

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July 29, 1916-July 21, 2009

Former LuVerne, Iowa resident Dorothy M. Hanselman, 92, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at The Cottage, Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes.

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Dorothy Mae Lindebak was born to Jesse A. and Laura (Sandford) Lindebak on July 29, 1916 in Ellsworth, Iowa. When Dorothy was a year old, the family moved to LuVerne, Iowa, where they continued to reside until 2005. She graduated from LuVerne High School in 1933.

On Jan. 14, 1947, Dorothy married Charles K. Hanselman in Davenport, Iowa. They resided in LuVerne, on the Hanselman family farm, and took over the farming operations. Dorothy worked at the Security State Bank in LuVerne for 35 years, before retiring in December 1981. Throughout life, Dorothy and Charles were active members of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in LuVerne, where she was active in many of the church organizations, including Ladies Aid and Mission Mites. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary.

Dorothy served as secretary for the LuVerne School Board for several years, retiring in the 1980s. In 1978, the Hanselmans retired from farming and moved into LuVerne. During their retirement years, Dorothy and Charles traveled throughout the United States on bus tours. They also spent several weeks each year fishing at resorts in Minnesota. Together, they moved into assisted living at Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes in September 2005.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her husband, Charles Hanselman of Detroit Lakes; son; Dennis (Janet) Hanselman of Detroit Lakes, and two grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Edward Lindebak of Keota, Iowa; her sister-in-law; Norma (Raymond) Johnson of Manhattan, Kansas; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; one sister, Ferne Neal; and an infant brother, Lawrence.

Visitation for Dorothy will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday, July 23 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel.

There will also be visitation starting at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, LuVerne, Iowa, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is assisting the family.

Memories of Dorothy may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com.

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