Dorothy Demmer, 1926-2017

Published 1:00 am Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dorothy Doris Demmer, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home in Faribault.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 104 First St. SE in Hayfield. The Revs. Paul Hauschild and Myrwood Bagne will officiate. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield following the service. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Boldt Funeral Home in Faribault and one hour before the service at the church.

Dorothy Demmer

Dorothy was born June 30, 1926, the daughter of Hans and Ida (Sandsmark) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at LeSueur River Lutheran Church in New Richland. She was married to Boyd W. Demmer on Aug. 31, 1947, at Le Sueur River Lutheran Church.

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Upon graduation from New Richland High School in 1944, Dorothy attended Mankato Teacher Training and taught school for nine years until the family moved to Hayfield in 1957. In Hayfield Dorothy helped in the family John Deere business, Demmer Implements Inc., taught Sunday school and served as president of Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid. Dorothy also served as the president of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she was a life member.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Boyd W. Demmer, of Faribault; daughter, Diane (Gary) Hitzemann, of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania; son, Randy (Kathy) Demmer, of Hayfield; daughter, Linnae (James) Sathre, of Waconia; grandchildren Alison, Alena, Brooks, Lauren, Ann, Margeaux, Ryan, Garrett, Connor and Lindsey; and great-grandchildren Maya, Samuel, Quinlan, Grant, Rowan, Tyler, Olive, Rhys and Stella.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Alan B. Demmer; her parents; six brothers; and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield or The American Heart Association.

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