A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie for Dorothy M. Klick, 97 year old resident of Long Prairie, MN, who passed away on Thursday, November 22nd at CentraCare Healthsystem in Long Prairie. Father Richard Walz will officiate and burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.
Dorothy Marie Oedebauer was born on February 7, 1915 in Minneapolis to the late George and Martha (Heinisch) Oedebauer. The family moved to Long Prairie in 1916 and Dorothy graduated from the local high school in 1933. She then attended St. Catherine’s College and graduated from their nursing program at St. Josephs Hospital in 1938. Dorothy enlisted in the US Army in 1943. She served as a Chief Surgical Nurse in Topeka, KS, then went on to serve in England during the remainder of the war. Upon being honorably discharged in 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Florian Klick on May 14, 1946 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie. She continued her nursing career as Todd County Nursing Director from 1967 to 1977. Dorothy then worked as a housekeeper at St. James Parish House in Randall until retiring in 1987.
Dorothy was very active in her church and community. She belonged to the St. Mary’s Christian Mothers, National Catholic Society of Foresters, Catholic Aid Society, and as president of the Little Falls Propagation of Faith. Dorothy enjoyed volunteering her time with the Todd County Historical Museum, Christie House, Friends of the Library, Homemakers Club, Literary Club, and the Todd County Centennial Commitee. She served as Todd County Cancer Service Chair, on the American Cancer Board, with the American Red Cross, and as Long Prairie Hospital Auxiliary organizer. Dorothy belonged to the Long Prairie V.F.W. and American Legion auxiliaries, and the D.A.V.
Dorothy enjoyed reading, gardening (flowers, fruits, and vegetables), canning her produce, traveling (including a 6 week trip around the world in 1970), and entertaining and cooking at family gatherings.
Dorothy will be dearly missed by her sons, Stephen (Peggy) of Glenwood, MN, Peter (Leah) of Maple Grove, MN, James of Blaine, MN, Robert (MaryJo) of Long Prairie, and Joseph (Cathy) of Albert Lea, MN; sister, Rose Gustafson of Sun City, AZ; 16 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Florian in 1970; grandson, Sean Klick; and sisters, Margaret Loegering, Gertrude Ryan, and MaryAnn Oedebauer.
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