Dorothy Rue

Dorothy Rue, 90, Minot, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, in a Minot nursing home

Dorothy was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Sheyenne, to Evan and Ruth (Larson) Hanson. She was raised and educated in rural schools in Wells County and was a graduate of Sheyenne High School in 1942. Dorothy completed the teacher’s exam and taught school in Wells County for four years.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Rueben Rue on July 19, 1947, in Sheyenne. They made their home in Sheyenne until moving to Rolla in 1958 and finally settling in Minot in 1962. They raised three daughters.

Dorothy was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Christ Lutheran Church Women’s group and the VFW Auxiliary, all of Minot. She was a faithful volunteer with her CLCW group at the Norsk Hostfest for many years. She enjoyed sewing and stitchery. Her family always anticipated sampling the wonderful baked goods and cookies she made, particularly during the holidays. Dorothy was a talented musician on the piano, organ and accordion.

She will be deeply missed by all who shared in her life.

Her family includes: loving husband of 67 years, Rueben, Minot; daughters, JoAnn (Rick) Maj, Longview, Wash., Peggy (David) Burckhard, Minot, and Shelly (Mark) Wasser, Sterling, Va.; grandchildren, Rachael (Khris) Walz, Angela (Eric) Shaw, Natalie (Mike) Haisley, Emily Burckhard, Joel Burckhard, Paul Burckhard, Patrick Burckhard, Evan Wasser, Eric Wasser and Corrie Burckhard; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, Henry Hanson; sister, Hilma Erickson; and grandson, Todd Burckhard.

Funeral Service: Friday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot

Visitation: Thursday, June 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

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