Dorothy Dunsmore, age 95, of Minneapolis and formerly of Olivia, died Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Minnehaha Senior Living. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia with Rev. Matt Hausken officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Olivia Cemetery.
Dorothy Katherine Dunsmore was born in Redwood Falls, MN, on July 11, 1923 to Thomas and Katherine (Swoboda) Dunsmore. She grew up in Renville County and attended Danube country school. Dorothy lived in Minneapolis and was employed by Honeywell for 38 years retiring in 1988. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and maintained her own home and yard until she was 90. She also enjoyed nature, animals, fishing, following the Minnesota Twins and Gophers, and listening to Sid Hartmann on WCCO radio. Dorothy was very close to her siblings as well as her extended family and never missed their events.
Dorothy is survived by her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Thomas Dunsmore; mother Katie Dunsmore; stepmother Mary Dunsmore; and her siblings: Leonard, Tommy, Ruth, Raymond, Applen, Elrue, Corie, and Chester.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service offers many styles of services to honor the memory of your loved one. Funerals should be meaningful, reflect the individual, and celebrate the life they led. Personalized funerals are more involved, giving people a chance to remember what made that individual so unique.