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home : obituaries : obituaries August 16, 2017

7/19/2017 9:42:00 AM
Dorothy Carlblom

Dorothy Carlblom, 96, of Windom died July 11, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom.
Funeral services were Saturday at First Baptist Church in Windom with Pastor Gary Wiens officiating.
Special music was provided by Joy Wright, pianist.
Casket bearers were Duane Kissner, Tim Carl-blom, Torrey Carlblom, Jerry Kissner, Jim Robinson and Dick Flor.
Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Dorothy Irene Purrington was born Nov. 2, 1920, to William and Emma (Paulson) Purrington in Windom. She lived in the Windom area all her life except for a short time when her father was employed in Rochester.
After graduating from Windom High School in 1939, Dorothy worked various jobs, including the Wolff's Store on the Windom Square.
In 1943, Dorothy married Mervin Carlblom. They lived and farmed in the Windom and Jeffers area, during which time Dorothy sold Avon.
They retired from farming in 1992 and moved into Windom.
Mervin died in 1996 and Dorothy moved to Mikkelsen Manor in 2012. She became a resident of Sogge Memorial in Windom in 2016.
Dorothy was a member of Jeffers Baptist Church and later First Baptist Church in Windom, where she was church treasurer, a Sunday School teacher, youth group leader, a member of Women's Circle, choir and the missions committee.
She enjoyed keeping up on Facebook, playing cards (especially solitaire), cross stitching, solving daily crossword puzzles and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Minnesota Twins.
In addition to her husband Mervin, Dorothy was preceded in death by a twin sister, Doris Bakalyar; a sister, Wilma Kissner; brothers: Wilbert, Lowell and William Purrington; and a granddaughter, Michelle Joy Storey.
Survivors include her five children: Barry Carlblom of Backus; Linnea Joy (Lloyd) Kruse of Okoboji, Iowa; Betty (Richard) Flor of Monroe, Ohio; Richard (Mary) Carlblom of Mercer Island, Wash.; and Dwight (Lori) Carlblom of New Bern, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Leona Carlblom, Helen Carlblom and Kathy Carlblom; and a brother-in-law, Glen Carlblom.

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