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In Memory of Dorothy Fagerlin


March 13, 1923 - November 6, 2019

Dorothy Ethawyn Fagerlin, age 96, of Chetek, formerly of Hillsdale, passed away November 6, 2019 at Atrium Nursing Home in Chetek.

Dorothy was born March 13, 1923 to Frank and Alma Lipke.  She was baptized at Salem Lutheran in Barron in 1923.  She married Warren at the Lutheran parsonage in Cameron on February 22, 1946.  They were married for 70 years.  

Dorothy liked to be called Granny with her first grandson, and the name stayed with all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She liked to garden and can her harvest.  Her specialty was growing African violets and roses.  She enjoyed camping, fishing and polka dancing with Warren.  She also enjoyed making potato salad, soup and sun buckle cookies for the family.  She liked the color “red” and you always saw her in Barron with her red hat on. 

She was involved with her church ladies for quilting and the church thrift store.  Dorothy made an afghan for each child, grandchild and great-grandchild. 

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Steve (Kathy) Fagerlin of Barron and Roger (Anne) Fagerlin of Hillsdale; daughter, Marie (Dan) Hastings of Hudson; grandchildren Brent Fagerlin of Barron, Lori (Neil) Bygd of Hillsdale, Bonnie (Scott) Johnson of North Pole, AK, Carol (Tim) Hafermann of Boyceville and Scott (Denise) Fagerlin of Eau Claire; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Arlene (George) Thompson of Tigard, OR; also, many nephews and one niece. 

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Warren; brother, Larry; sister-in-law, Kate Lipke; brother-in-law, Charles Fagerlin; and sister-in-law, Clara Fagerlin.

A memorial service for Dorothy Fagerlin will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Salem Lutheran Church in Barron with Rev. Michael Nielsen officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.  Burial will be at Dallas Cemetery in the Town of Dallas. 

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron.


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