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 Oklee - Dorothy Wordelman, 92, of Oklee, died on Monday, September 5, 2005 at her home in Oklee.
 Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Salem Lutheran Church in Oklee, with Rev. Robert Paulson officiating. Interment will be held at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.
 Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday,September 9, at Johnson Funeral Service in Oklee, with a 7 p.m. prayer service and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
 Dorothy Martha Bakke was born on June 22, 1913 in Plummer, the daughter of Emil and Unie J. (Urness) Bakke. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church. She grew up and attended rural school.
 On June 2, 1934, Dorothy was united in marriage to George E. Spong. George died in December 1983. On August 21, 1987, she married Reuben Wordelman. Reuben died January 2, 2004. She lived on the farm north of Oklee for 67 years and then moved into Oklee. She spent the last 30 winters in Arizona.
 Dorothy enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, golfing and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 Survivors include George (Charlotte) of Paso Robles, Calif., Larry (Norma) of Thief River Falls, Earl of Great Falls, Mont., Dale (Susan) of Grand Forks, N.D., Gary of Fargo, N.D., and Esther (Homer) Saetre of Battle Lake; step children, Lois (Roger) Carlson of Mesa, Ariz., Dale (Lorraine) Wordelman of Rochester, and Jon (Marlene) Wordelman of Kasson; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; seven step-great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian (Halvor) Groven of Thief River Falls.
 She was preceded in death by husbanda, George and Reuben; son, Ernie Spong; parents, sisters, Gertrude and Florence; and brothers, Herbert and Andrew and an infant brother.