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Dorothy Olson Waltz Obituary


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“Dear One, Happy Birthday today. Thinking of you and the other birthday celebrations we had with you. You were the grandest Aunt and Great Aunt,...Read More »
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“Dearest Aunt Dody, Been missing you and our nightly phone calls. Good news, as I'm sure you know all ready seeing as you angels keep up with your...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Barb Ramirez - Prior Lake, MN

“Dorothy will be greatly missed with her love of life and busy schedule. What a wonderful friend I had for over the past 12 years. Your smile will...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Teula Bondank - Ocala, FL

“Aunt Dorthy Will be Missed. My thoughs and prayers are with you and your family. You have just added to the number of angels watching over you. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Brandy Erb - Hayward, MN

“Our lives have been enriched because of the Love and Openness Great Aunt Dody always shared with us. Her presence in our lives will always remain but...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Heather and Rob Schlegel - MN

“Dort, "Thanks for the memories" for your family and mine. You will always be near and dear to our hearts. We love you. Caleb, Alex,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Waltz, Dylan - Simpsonville, SC

“Aunt D, I'm sure Gram did the dance of joy when she saw your face yesterday morning. You will be greatly missed, thank you for loving us and always...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Serenity Ramirez - Lincoln, CA

“Dearest Aunt Dody, My heart is broken, you were my other mother who loved me and cared for me all the days, since my birth. I will have you in my...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Barb Ramirez - Prior Lake, MN


Dorothy Hilda Olson Waltz was born on August 14, 1917 to William and Beatrice (Mathison) Hall in Albert Lea. She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. Dorothy worked as a sales clerk for Skahan’s Store and Westrum’s Outlet. On June 26, 1942 Dorothy was united in marriage to Freemont S. (Tom) Olson. The couple had 3 daughters. After Freemont’s death, Dorothy married Dean C. Waltz on December 20, 1977. She was a very thoughtful person who enjoyed sending cards to people and visiting those who were shut-ins and in nursing homes. Dorothy was always ready for a party or get together with friends and family. Dorothy was a member of the West Freeborn Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea where she was active in mission circle. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Senior Center Crafts and bingo, and a past member of the Elks and Eagles. Dorothy loved to play piano, read and dance. She also enjoyed doing word puzzles, games and watching television. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her along with her special friends Margie, Chieko, Hilde, Audrey, and Syd. Survivors include her daughters Judith Ann (Jerry) McDonnell of Anchorage, AK, Joanne Elaine (Gene) Hansen of Albert Lea, and Mary Linda Heintz of Burnsville; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeffrey) Turner, Jon (Jayne) Hansen, Kacy (Scott) Hillman, Annie Heintz, John (Amanda) Heintz; great-grandchildren Elias Hansen, Lindsey and Brittney Turner, and Anthony Heintz; step-children Daryl (Donna) Waltz, Dale (Debbie) Waltz, Dalys (Diane) Waltz, Darla (Hallie) Pruitt, Dana Waltz, Delare (John) Delaney, Dylan (Jennifer) Waltz, Darcy (Lynn) Waltz; many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Joy White; sisters-in-law Helen Schoen and Cordelia Olson; brothers-in-law Vernon (Joyce) Olson and Walter (Mona) Olson; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents William and Beatrice Hall; husbands Freemont S. (Tom) Olson and Dean C. Waltz; brothers Stanley and Pershing Hall; sister Synola Payne and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

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