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Dorothy Burns

August 7, 1920 — January 11, 2018

Celebration of life service for Dorothy Burns of Morris, MN on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.

Dorothy Jenny Bouma, daughter of Henry and Clara (VerSteeg) Bouma, was born August 7, 1920 in Leota, Minnesota. At a young age, her family moved to Hancock, MN, where she grew up and attended country school. While growing up she helped on the family farm. On October 31, 1937, she was united in marriage to Clifford “Bob” Burns in Hancock. The couple made their home in Hancock, where they farmed and raised their two children. Bob passed away in January, 1983. Dorothy continued to live in Hancock until 2011, when she moved to Skyview Court in Morris and later moved to Knute Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria. Dorothy’s passion was her family, her faith and gardening.

Dorothy died on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the loving care of Knute Nelson Care Center and Hospice in Alexandria, Minnesota. She lived to 97 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Curtis and Laurie Burns of Alexandria; six grandchildren: Pam Owen, Doug Morton, Sue Grizzle, Stacey Bettis, Misty Burns and Jackson Burns; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter: Lorraine Morton; her parents; two sisters: Frances (George) Ras and Bernice (Glen) Vanderpool; one brother: Raymond (Julia) Bouma.

Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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