Dorothy Forseth, age 96, of Hendricks, MN passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service will be at 11:00am on Saturday, February 6th at the Singsaas Free Church, rural Hendricks. Visitation will be 5 to 7pm on Friday, February 5th at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel in Hendricks with a 7pm prayer service.Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Singsaas Cemetery.
Dorothy Adeline Forseth was born on October 9, 1924 in Garretson, South Dakota to Melvin and Olive (Neshiem) Gould. She grew up in Garretson, Centerville and Arlington area. On December 28, 1944 she was united in marriage to Irwin Forseth in Centervillle, SD. They lived in Sioux Falls for the first few years before moving to the family farm in rural Hendricks, where they lived until Irwin’s death, at which time she moved into Hendricks. Dorothy spent her time working hard on the farm and raising her six children. After she moved to town, she spent several years working at the Hendricks Library. She especially enjoyed baking, sewing, embroidering and hardanger. She did beautiful work and took great pride in everything she did. She treasured her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her greatest loves were her flowers, both inside and outside, especially her African violets and her Christmas cactus’s.
Grateful for having shared Dorothy’s life are her six children: Doris (Richard) Nolan, AZ, Irene Forsch, Sioux Falls, SD, Melvin Forseth, Storden, MN, Donna (Lee) Crooks, Astoria, SD, Duane (Susan) Forseth, Sioux Falls, SD and Larry (Holly) Forseth, Hendricks, MN; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Loftessness, Louisville, CO and two sisters-in-law, Sara Gould, Belton, TX and Elaine Forseth, Sioux Falls, SD and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; granddaughter Vicki Forsch; two brothers, Melvin Jr. and Marlin Gould; three sisters, Ordella Smith, Pearl Meyer and Ruth Loftessness and one son-in-law, Vernon Forsch.