Dorothy Emalein Lindstrom, age 88 of rural Westbrook, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Sanford Westbrook Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Westbrook Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy Emalein Lindstrom was born on July 5, 1933 to the late Max Reinhardt Bloch and Maria Theresa (Kobs) Bloch, in Rosehill Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota. Dorothy was the sixth of seven children. She attended District 59 Country School in her early years, and graduated from Westbrook Public School in 1950. Dorothy continued her education at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, earning her LPN degree. She worked at Slayton Hospital until she married. On April 12, 1955, Dorothy was united in marriage to Wesley Peter Lindstrom at Immanuel Baptist Church of Westbrook. The marriage was blessed with four daughters: Charlotte, Kathryn, Sylvia, and Naomi. Dorothy accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 15. She was an active, serving member of Immanuel Baptist Church, and of Jeffers Baptist Church. Dorothy loved gardening, sewing, cooking, fishing for bullheads, and homemaking. She was an example of hospitality, and opened her home to everyone. Dorothy enjoyed picnics in the back yard and at Lake Shetek with many invited guests. She also loved music, making sure her daughters took piano lessons and practiced. When the girls graduated high school, Dorothy took piano lessons herself from Alice Johnson. She loved her husband and their farm, helping wherever she could, raising chickens, preserving garden produce, and providing lunches to the field workers. Vacations were camping, always traveling west, allowing her to enjoy Mount Rushmore, the Rockies, Yellowstone and other national parks, with picnics every day.
Dorothy’s grateful family includes her husband of 66 years, Wesley Lindstrom of rural Westbrook; four daughters: Charlotte (James) Martin of Philadelphia, PA, Kathryn (Russell) Reemtsma of Clarkston, MI, Sylvia (Troy) Lohmeyer of MN, and Naomi (David) DeLeon of New Woodstock, NY; sister Della Hoffman of New Ulm; 11 grandchildren: Melanie, James, Maria, April, Justin, Jocelyn, Mary, Levi, Solomon, Samuel, and Slater; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Max and Mary Bloch, her husband’s parents Raymond and Marion Lindstrom, brothers and sisters-in-law: Walter (Laureen) Bloch, Elder Bloch, Hilma (Carl) Anderson, Orlein (Russell) Jurgens, Emalein Bloch, Alvin Lindstrom, Donald Hoffman, and Raymond (Doreen) Lindstrom.