Funeral services for Dorothy "Dort" Grace Minners, of Morris, Minnesota will be held Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris, with Reverend Jack Baumgarn officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 5:00 at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery near Beardsley, MN.
Dorothy Grace Minners, daughter of Harold and Lorraine (Olson) Peterson, was born November 13 1947 in Pine City, Minnesota. She was baptized at Bible Camp in Wood Lake, Wisconsin and confirmed at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Pine City, MN. Dorothy grew up on a dairy farm outside of Pine City and also attended and graduated from Pine City High School. On August 25, 1973, she was united in marriage to David Leonard Minners. The couple made their home on a farm near Beardsley, where they raised their boys, Troy and Jamey. Dort was employed at Ortonville Bank and PCA in Graceville. Dort and David later moved their family to Morris, where she was employed at Superior Industries.
Dort was an amazing wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved having family together for meals and also loved to bake. There were always bars and sweet treats wherever she went, like her famous nut bars, you know the ones! She was always checking the weather, listening to her scanner, painting her nails and making lists. Dort was the one who was always laughing, talking your ear off or joking around with people. She loved spending time with family and friends, cruising in their classic car and traveling with David and her grandchildren. Her laugh and smile will never be forgotten.
Dorothy died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at The Waters of White Bear Lake in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She lived to 69 years.
Dort is survived by her husband: David Minners of Morris; two sons: Troy (Beth) Minners of Morris and Jamey (Holly) Minners of Cottage Grove; four grandchildren: Taylor, Allison, Kayla and Jase; two brothers: Les (Carolyn) Peterson of Palisade and Larry (Diane) Peterson of Waterloo, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials can be made to Lung Cancer Awareness at www.lungcancer.org. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.