Dorothy Aberle

Dorothy Ann Aberle, 71, Surrey, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her residence with her loving family by her side, following a long battle with cancer.

Dorothy was born April 30, 1942 in Rugby, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Scherr) Kremer. She was raised and educated in the Balta area and graduated from Balta High School in 1960.

Dorothy married Joseph H. Aberle on Sept. 24, 1962, in Balta. They moved to a farmstead near Verendrye. In 1965 they moved to Surrey.

In 1962, Dorothy began work at Tempo in Minot. In 1964, she attended Bernel Hairstyling College. Dorothy was employed at Gilmore’s House of Beauty, Minot, by the City of Surrey, Scheels Hardware, Minot, Broadway Fabrics and Uniforms, Minot, Greater Northwest Publishing Inc., Minot, and The Minot Daily News. In 1992, Dorothy began working at Medical Arts Clinic, Minot, in the medical records department and worked there until her retirement in 2010.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot, and was a member of the Christian Mothers Society. She served as treasurer in Surrey for six years and served as treasurer for the Sports Booster at Surrey School.

Dorothy is survived by: her husband, Joseph “Joe” Aberle, Surrey; sons, Bruce (Kristin) Aberle, Bismarck, and Wayne (Lynae) Aberle, Burlington; daughter, Lynette Keller, Sioux Falls, S.D.; grandchildren, Alexa Keller, Sioux Falls, Carter Keller, Sioux Falls, Kaitlyn Aberle, Bismarck, and Matthew Aberle, Burlington; brothers, Howard (Linda) Kremer, Fargo, and Ronald (Wanda) Kremer, Balta; sisters, Janice (Roy) Pfeifer, Rugby, Bernadette (Nick) Senger, Rugby, Lillian (Joe) Bachmeier, Havre, Mont., and Marlys (Paul) Bohrer, Fargo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Joseph Kremer.

Memorials: Are preferred to Trinity Health’s Cancer Exercise Rehab program or Trinity Health Hospice in Minot, and may be sent to the Foundation at Trinity St. Joseph’s Hospital at 407-3rd St. SE, Minot, ND 58701.

Funeral: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at 10:30 am at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot.

Visitation: Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 4 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, and from 5 to 6 p.m., at St. Leo’s Catholic Church.

Vigil prayer service: Sunday at 6 p.m. at St. Leo’s Catholic Church.

Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

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(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)