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Dorothy Lind March 9, 1919 – Feb. 2, 2017

May 7, 2017

A memorial service for Dorothy Lind, 97, of Estherville, will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville. She passed away on Feb. 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, Minn.

Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church only on Saturday.

Dorothy Leone (Barlow) Lind was born on March 9, 1919, in Estherville to Milton and Hazel (Bliss) Barlow.

Dorothy received her education in Estherville schools and graduated in 1938.

On March 16, 1939, Dorothy married Alden Lind. He passed away June 3, 2005, and they were blessed with 66 years of marriage.

Dorothy was a longtime member of Estherville Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was active in Ladies’ Aide and Circle. She was a homemaker and also cleaned homes for others. She enjoyed gardening, cooking (often copying recipes from magazines while in waiting rooms or the beauty shop), traveling with Alden, helping others and spending time with friends and especially her family. She moved to Austin, Minn.,in 2012 to be near family.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Barbara Mingeldorff of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Merlyn (Betty) Lind of Cherokee Village, Ark.; Gary Lind (significant other, Jolene Schmidtke) of Estherville; Carmen (Gale) Heidecker of Austin, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way and four great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Bonnie (John) Montgomery of Broomfield, Colo.; cousins; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Karla; son-in-law, Huey; sisters, Iva and Helen; brothers, Vern and Loren; step-mother, Elna; one unborn granddaughter; two unborn great-grandsons and one unborn great-granddaughter.