Dorinda Femrite

December 8, 1921 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 98)


Dorinda Femrite died Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson at the age of 98.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Johnson Memorial Care Center Chapel in Dawson with Rev. Kendall Stelter officiating.  Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Care Center Chapel from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Dorinda Mae (Olson) Femrite was born December 8, 1921 in Maxwell Township, Lac qui Parle County, MN the daughter of Hjalmer and Mable (Anderson) Olson.  She attended school in Providence Valley Dist. #38 and Boyd Community Dist. #68.  Dorinda worked as a waitress at the Boyd Café when she was young.  She was united in marriage with Murton Femrite at Lido Beach, NY on May 11, 1943 while Murton was in the US Navy.  After his discharge, they returned to Dawson and farmed the family farm until February of 1950.  They moved to Minneapolis, where Murton was a machinist and then moved back to Dawson in February of 1970.  They owned Dawson Recreation with Harlan Swanson until selling it in 1974.  In 1990, they moved from their home into Pleasant View Apartments in Dawson.  Murton died September 21, 2000.  She was active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, volunteered at th care center, and was active at the senior center.  Dorinda enjoyed doing puzzles, baking, cooking and entertaining.  She especially looked forward to the holidays and visits from her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Barbara “Bobbi” Reuper of Dawson and Michael Femrite of Punta Gorda, FL; four grandchildren: Dawn Zadow, Renee (Gordy) Gustafson, Chad (Christina) Reuper and Keith Femrite; great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Murton; an infant son, Gary; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy.

Memorial may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church Organ Fund or Radio Broadcast.



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