Dorthy Ellen Palm, 90, of Warren, MN passed away on May 24, 2020 at North Valley Health Center in Warren, MN. Dorthy was born on February 14, 1930 in Raub, ND to Claude and Bessie (Cooper) Connett. Her family lived near Raub until she was 8 years old when they moved to Radium, MN. Dorthy graduated from Warren High School in 1948.
Dorthy married Leland Palm on September 15, 1948 in Warren. They raised their seven children together and were always involved in church activities. Dorthy and Leland enjoyed traveling, camping with family and friends, and spent many summers helping out at Bluewater Bible Camp. Leland passed away in 1997. He was the love of her life.
Dorthy worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren as the dietary supervisor for many years. She never thought she’d call the Good Sam (now North Star Manor) her home when she moved there in 2017. She truly felt at home there and loved to let everyone know she’d worked there years before.
Dorthy loved her church family at the Methodist Church in Warren. She loved being involved in anything going on at the church and especially enjoyed coordinating and serving a meal each year at the Mission in Grand Forks and helping with the salad luncheons. She taught her friends and family the true meaning of service to others-giving of herself, her talents, and her time to help others. She was appreciated by many for her “say it as it is” attitude and had no problem speaking what was on her mind.
Dorthy was known for her baking-rye bread, chocolate chip cookies, and pies were her specialties. She had the amazing ability to throw together a meal equipped with a delicious dessert at the drop of a hat when visitors stopped by.
Dorthy was an avid sewer and worked on countless projects throughout the years. From Christmas ornaments to zippered bags, place mats, zuba pants, and quilts, she did it all! Her family always looked forward to her homemade Christmas gifts each year.
Left to mourn her passing are her five sons, Kenneth (Jennifer) of Warren, MN, Duane (Sue) of Colstrip, MT, Doug (Julie) of Eagle River, AK, Lyle (Maria) of Spring Valley, CA, and Tim (Patti) of Santee, CA, sons in law Remi Brooke of Grand Forks, ND and Bill Broekemeier of Fargo, ND, her sister Donna (Donnie) Gram of Zimmerman, MN, grandchildren Kenneth, Eric, Michael, Sarah, Toby, Josh, Nick, Brittney, Cain, Lyla, Abby, Remi, Lyndrel, Tommy, and Jonathan, and 15 great grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband Leland, daughters Claudia Brooke and Cyndi Broekemeier, and siblings Ethel (Raymond) Olson, Beatrice (Morris) Gunderson, Helen (Bob) Larkin, and John L. Connett.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at DuBore Funeral Home. The service will be recorded and available for viewing on Dorthy's obituary page on our website.
INTERMENT: Greenwood Cemetery, Warren, MN.
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