|5/15/2013 12:06:00 PM|
Dorothy Keller, 89, of Elk River, formerly of Windom, died April 29, 2013, at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River.
Services were May 2 at LaCanne Family Funeral Service in Windom with Pastor Nathan Hillman officiating.
Special music was provided by Joanne Nelson, organist.
The eulogy was given by Jim Robinson.
Casket bearers were Mike Hanson, Bill Porteous, Don Brugman, Floyd Axford, Roy Miller and Prana Miller.
Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
Dorothy Maxine Hanson was born Aug. 20, 1923, to Carl A.H. and Alice Bertha (Knutson) Hanson in Lakeside Township of Cottonwood County. She was baptized and later confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Windom.
Dorothy received her education in Oak Grove-District 10 country school in Lakeside Township before graduating from Windom High School in 1940.
In 1947, Dorothy married Charles Keller at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Windom. They were blessed with four children: Jim, Dave, Ruth and Mary. In 1950, they moved into their new home on 6th St., in Windom.
Dorothy was a wife, mother and grandmother over the years. She also was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Windom where she served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and youth leader, and in women's organizations. She also served as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader and volunteered with hospice and the bloodmobile.
Several months after her husband's death in 2005, Dorothy moved to Champlin. In 2011, she moved to Guardian Angels by the Lake in Elk River and then to Guardian Angels Care Center.
In addition to her husband Charles, Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Martin (Bonabelle) Hanson; and three sisters: Ardath Hanson, Lorraine Deraas and Marjorie (Calvin) Miller.
Survivors include her four children: Jim (Vicki) Keller of Bettendorf, Iowa; Dave (Lynell) Keller of Brooklyn Park; Ruth (Jon) George of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada; and Mary (Ray) Karst of Elk River; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.