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Dorothy Ogroske

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Feb. 1, 1922-Jan. 30, 2008

Dorothy M. Ogroske, 85, of Perham, died Wednesday, January 30, 2008, in the tender loving hands of the staff of the Perham Memorial Home, Perham, after experiencing a stroke on January 4, 2008.

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Dorothy Mary Tobkin was born the daughter of Henry and Anna (Schmelz) Tobkin on Feb. 1, 1922, in Perham. She went to school in Gorman Township, District 158, and graduated from Perham High School, Perham. She married Emil Ogroske on Sept. 29, 1947, at St. Henry's Church, Perham.

Dorothy and Emil farmed on land purchased from Rupert and Esther (Ogroske) Johnson in Gorman Township north of Perham, until her retirement in 1993. Dorothy's favorite pastimes were sewing, traveling, card playing, dancing, cooking, baking, gardening, and helping her children with various activities. Her enthusiasm for sewing never waned. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who always brought a smile to her face. Visits with her many area friends and relatives were commonly filled with laughter and good spirits.

Dorothy is survived by sons, James (Linda) Ogroske, Leon (Carol) Ogroske and John (Susan) Ogroske, all of Perham; daughter, Audrey (Tom) Tovson of Detroit Lakes; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; her brother, Mac (Ruby) Tobkin; sisters-in-law, Millie (Gaylord) Matson, Esther (Rupert) Johnson and Helen (Edwin) Lenius, all of Perham; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents, husband, two sisters, six brothers and one grandchild.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m., continuing for one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with the Rev. Joseph Herzing of St. Henry's Church, Perham, presiding. Burial will follow services in the church cemetery.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be posted at the Web site, schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.

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