Funeral Services for Dorothy Farwell of Morris will be held Friday April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris, with Pastor Vicki Toutges officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will take place at Summit Cemetery in Morris.
Dorothy Geneva Anderson was born on November 2, 1929 to Joseph and Anna (Hoium) Anderson in Cyrus, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Cyrus Lutheran Church and attended her schooling years at Cyrus Public School until graduating the 12th grade in 1948. Shortly after graduation, Dorothy married Willis Wells on September 9, 1947 and lived on a farm near Hancock. In 1951 the couple moved to Morris where they would be blessed with three daughters. During her time away from home, Dorothy enjoyed working as a nursing assistant at the St. Francis Nursing Home. She worked as a nursing assistant for 26 years before retiring, and later returning to the field post-retirement as a home health aide.
On March 1, 1972, Dorothy’s first husband, Willis, passed away. Dorothy continued to live in Morris until marrying Frank Farwell in 1978. The couple lived on a farm south of Alberta until Frank’s retirement in 2006, and then moved to Morris and lived at West Central Homes. Frank passed away on December 30, 2010. After Frank’s passing, Dorothy continued to live in Morris until the time of her death.
During her life, Dorothy was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion. She enjoyed fishing going to dances with her husband Frank, watching the Minnesota Twins, and loved hosting holidays and cooking. She especially enjoyed having lunches and talking on the phone with her friends and family. Dorothy always remembered her family on their birthday and would make sure to send a card.
Dorothy died on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at West Wind Village in Morris; she was 92 years old.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Peggy Lesmeister of St. Peter and Diane Wells of Hancock; five grandchildren: Chad (Diane) Lesmeister, Kelly (Michael) Kennedy, James (Kim) Lesmeister, Jenny Cook and Angie Cook; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters: Celia Heggestad, Lorraine Lindor and Joann (Jerry) Holten; brother-in-law: Merlin Wells; sister-in-law: Ellen Farwell and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband: Willis Wells; second husband: Frank Farwell; her daughter: Jodi Hagen; her parents; sons-in-law: Steve Lesmeister and Dave Hagen; sisters: Arlene Benson and Exie Hendrickson and brother: Arden Anderson.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy.
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