Archive for November, 2014


Dorothy Johnston ~ Hayfield

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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Dorothy Ruth Johnston, 89, of Hayfield, MN passed away Sunday, November 23 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester after a short illness.


Dorothy was born June 2, 1925, in Eagle Valley, MN to Ralph and Laura Kirkland. Dorothy married Rhonald Johnston on February 26, 1950. She farmed with her husband in the Blooming Prairie, Dodge Center and Concord areas.


She was employed at Waters Instruments in Rochester and Fold Craft in Kenyon, MN. After retirement, she loved to garden, travel, quilt, paint and go to auto races as well as spend time with family and grandchildren. She was a member of the United Methodist Church altar society, West Concord Legion Auxiliary, Dodge County Legion Auxiliary. She made many quilts for the Ronald McDonald House, area nursing homes and several charities.

She is survived by her children Barb (Tom) Threinen of Mantorville, Rhonda (Dwight) Hvitved of Goodhue and Bonnie Johnston of Lompoc, CA; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Rhonald, her parents, sister, brother and two sons, Charles and Rodney.


Visitation will be Wednesday, November 26 from 9:00-10:30 AM with funeral services following at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church, West Concord, MN with Pastor David Westlake officiating. Burial will take place in the Spring at Concord Cemetery in Old Concord, MN. There will be no reviewal.


Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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Dorothy Stucky ~ Dodge Center

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Dorothy Elizabeth Stucky passed away November 15, 2014, at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, MN.

Dorothy Elizabeth Ford was born on April 23, 1917 in Chicago, Ill. She moved with her family to Pasadena, California when she was five years old. She attended school there, taking up cosmetology after high school.

She married Haven (Kap) Stucky in 1941. They farmed in Milton and Mantorville Townships and then, many years ago, moved to rural Dodge Center, MN. Dorothy worked at the Dodge County Courthouse from 1948 to 1985; first as Deputy Clerk of Court, then Deputy Treasurer and finally Treasurer. She was the first woman to hold an elective office in Dodge County. She retired in 1985.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Haven (Kap) and one brother.

At Dorothy’s request, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, MN.

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