|Dorothy Rood, 84|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Dorothy Rood, 84, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 24, at Hegland Lutheran Church, rural Strandquist, with Rev. Rodney Stromlund officiating. Casket bearers included Barry Anderson, Larry Anderson, Mike Rood, Greg Wick, Curt Campbell and Darin Fitzsimmons. Interment was held at Hegland Lutheran Church Cemetery, Nelson Park Township, Marshall County.
Dorothy Jane Stromlund was born Nov. 5, 1927 in Nelson Park Township, Marshall County, the daughter of Jonas Albert and Alma Olina (Nelson) Stromlund. She was baptized in the Baptist Church and confirmed in Mission Covenant Church, Strandquist. She attended and graduated from Strandquist High School in 1945.
On Dec. 3, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Howard Norman Rood from Strandquist, in Halma, in the Lutheran Parsonage. The couple made their home in Strandquist until 1952, when they moved to Holt. Dorothy and Howard farmed and she also worked at Arctic Cat, as a Home Health Aide, Clerk, Bookkeeper, and also at her husband’s body shop in Strandquist. Dorothy and Howard were Mother and Father to two children that they adopted in 1963: Scott Howard Rood and Denise Ann Rood.
Dorothy later moved to the Riverside Terrace in Thief River Falls where she attended many activities.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Denise Ann Rood, Thief River Falls; grandchildren, Jami and Matthew Sorenson, Marie, Annie, Erica and Eve Rood; special grandchildren, Breanna, Bruce, and Justice; several great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Eileen Stromlund, Harrison, Ark., and Clarice Applebee, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Howard, Aug. 7, 1980; her son, Scott Rood; her parents; brother, Reverend Albert Stromlund and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Anderson.