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DOROTHY STEWART

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DOROTHY STEWART

Dorothy MaryJane (Meyers) Stewart passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids, surrounded by her loved ones.

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Dorothy was born in Ironwood, Mich., March 2, 1931 to Ludwig and Edna (Pauna) Meyers. At age 5, her family moved to Menahga, where she attended Wadena county schools and graduated from Wadena High School in 1950.

She lived in Minneap-olis, for six years where she worked at First National Bank and Walker Art Center followed by a year in Salem, Ore. working for "The Statesman" newspaper.

Dorothy married Ray T. Stewart of Henning, July 13, 1957 at United Methodist Church in Wadena.

They lived in Fergus Falls, where she worked at J.C. Penny, Roosevelt Senior High School, and son Scott was born. They moved to Fargo, N.D. where daughter Karla was born, then to Grand Forks, N.D. before moving to Detroit Lakes, in 1963.

In Detroit Lakes, Doro-thy worked at Lake Region Clinic and was assistant manager at Fashion City.

She earned her nursing license (LPN) in 1974; she then worked at Emmanuel Nursing Home.

She also enjoyed her bowling league and was a member and Sunday school teacher at United Methodist Church and part of Circle C.

After her children started college, Dorothy and Ray moved to Reno, Nev. where she worked at Riverside Hospital for Skilled Care and Sierra Health Care until her retirement.

In 2004, they moved to Menahga, then Park Rapids in 2009. Dorothy loved the mountains, desert, poetry, Stephen Ambrose books, baking cookies, mini-travel trips, note writing to friends and family, and Minneapolis, home of the Twins and Vikings.

She is survived by husband, Ray; daughter, Karla (Lill), Minneapolis; son, Scott (Jessica) with her granddaughters Scout and Paige, Park Rapids; sister, Julie Helen Honeycutt, Denver, Colo.; brothers, Marvin Meyers, Menahga; Irwin Meyers (Joan), Bemidji; uncle, Les Pauna, Duluth; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. This fine lady is greatly loved and greatly missed.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two nephews.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 8, at Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids with Pastor Lee Kantonen officiating. The pianist and soloist will be April Hodges. Lunch and fellowship will be hosted by the Riverside United Methodist Church following the service.

Interment: will be held at Inman Cemetery, Henning at a later date.

To leave online condo-lences, visit www.jonespearson.com.

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