Dorothy Gonzalez, 1930-2017

Published 10:46 am Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Memorial services for Dorothy Helen Gonzalez of Robbinsdale will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery in Albert Lea.

Dorothy Gonzalez

Dorothy died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at St. Therese Home in New Hope. She was 87.

Dorothy was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Janesville, the daughter of Earl and Lilly (Born) Bolinger. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1948. On April 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to John F. Gonzalez at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Dorothy lived her early years in Albert Lea and more than 50 in Minneapolis. She was an active member of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis. In her free time she loved spending time with her family at the trailer in Hope. She provided day care for many years and her grandchildren were the sparkle of her eye.

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Dorothy is survived by her husband, John, of Minneapolis; sons Greg (Deb) Gonzalez of Apple Valley and Michael (Vickie) Gonzalez of Arden Hills; grandchildren Mitchell (Soha), Anna, Miranda and Gabrielle; and great-granddaughter, Kyra. Also surviving are brother, Harold (Doris) Bolinger, of Albert Lea; sisters Nancy (Jim) Bottelson of Albert Lea and Cindy (Jerry) Fenton of Las Vegas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Lilly Bolinger; sisters Fern Hausman, Frances Rupp and Vivian Sorenson; and one brother, Bud Bolinger.

A memorial service will take place at a later date at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota at