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Dorothy M. Hatesohl

September 16, 1930 — October 28, 2009

Dorothy Mae Hatesohl, 79, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Linn, Kansas. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 31, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Greenleaf. Pastor Chris LaBoube officiated. Pallbearers were John Hatesohl, Kent Hatesohl, Stanley Hatesohl, Steven Hatesohl, Mark Hatesohl and David Hatesohl. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dorothy was born September 16, 1930 to Herman and Edna Damman at Oakridge, Oregon. She was baptized July 19, 1931 by Rev. Henry Kolm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Palmer. In 1944, Dorothy was confirmed at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon. On April 18, 1954, in the same church, she was married to Lowell Hatesohl of Linn. She attended grade and high school in Portland. She then worked for the Portland parks department, and the Oregon District of the Missouri Synod. After moving to Kansas, she worked for the State Department of Agricultural Statistics, the county ASCS office for 20 years, and the Moore Agency for 20 years. Dorothy was known for her strong faith in her Savior. She taught Sunday School for more than 30 years, was a member of the LWML and the Greenleaf EHU, and regularly attended the prayer breakfasts at Linn. She served on the County Extension Council for several years. She enjoyed visiting her family and friends in Oregon., attending Lowell's Air Corps reunions, and visiting air museums and old air fields. Survivors include her husband, Lowell; two sisters, Darlene McMacken and husband Larry, and Mildred and husband Terry Wagner, all of Dundee, Oregon; one brother-in-law, Delmar Hatesohl and wife LaVerna; two sisters-in-law, Marcene Hatesohl and Pauline Hatesohl, all of Linn; nieces and nephews. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated by the family at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy M. Hatesohl, please visit our flower store.


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