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Wallace Dorff

Wallace Dorff

Feb. 4, 1931-March 3, 2014

Former rural Audubon resident Wallace D. Dorff, 83, of Wahpeton, N.D., died Monday, March 3, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge. A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8 in at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass at the church on Saturday.

Wallace Donald Dorff was born to Edwin and Amanda (Johnson) Dorff on February 4, 1931 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in rural Audubon.

Wallace was united in marriage to Alicia Kunz, October 19, 1955 in Callaway. They farmed in rural Audubon and Wallace did construction work until 1988. He then worked for Swift and Company in Frazee and for the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club until retiring in 2009. Alicia died in 2004.

Wallace moved to St. Catherine's Living Center in Wahpeton in 2012. He enjoyed time with his granddaughters, deer hunting, selling sweet corn, the people he met while selling sweet corn and playing cards.

Survivors include a son, Donald (Linda) Dorff of Moorhead; a daughter, Phyllis (Kraig) Kohout of Wahpeton; three granddaughters, Betsy Dorff, Carly Kohout and Crystal Kohout; three sisters, Betty Branden of Hawley, Darlene Goranson of Detroit Lakes and Gertrude York, also of Detroit Lakes.

In addition to his wife, Alicia, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey, and his parents.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at