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“Please accept my condolences. May your family draw comfort in knowing that those who pass on are precious in God's eyes. Ps.116:15May your hearts be...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ann B

“Deepest sympathy is shared with Gary, Brenda and Dale and all of their families. Barbara and I fondly remember Aunt Dorothy from all the Wood...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Donald Ziehe - Buckeye, AZ

“Our sympathies in the loss of Dorothy. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Barb (Sorenson) Flannery - SD

“SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT AUNT DOROTHY...MY BEST TO ALL THE FAMILY...LET HER REST IN PEACE.... WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY...LORI ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Lori Majewski (Harter) - El Prado, NM

“So sorry to hear of your mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother's passing. We knew Dorothy and Leonard from church and always loved them, too. ...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy and Les DeBuhr - Chokio, MN

“To Dorothy's family, We knew Dorothy and Leonard from attending Trinity Lutheran together. They were wonderful and faithful people. May they find...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Speed and Lila Anderson - Alberta, MN

“6/12/'12 To Gary, Brenda, Dale and Families, my thoughts and prayers along with my Moms-Elizabeth are with you all during this time. I will miss...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mark J.VonBank - Park Rapids, MN

“Dear family: Our deepest sympathy in your loss. I remember Aunt Dorothy with the sweetest smile and a voice to match the sweetness. God's...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy Patterson - Trenton, MO

“Dear Cindy, Jen & Family, My thoughts are with you during these difficult times. I always enjoyed when ‘Grandma & Grandpa’ Wood would...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Wendy Wales - Parkers Prairie, MN

“Family of Dorothy, I remember all the Sundays we would either visit you at your place or at Dad's. You were always their for our graduations and...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Joyce Wood

“Dorothy you were a great sister in law and will be greatly missed in our family ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Mary A Reynolds - peoria, AZ

“Hi Dear Family so sorry to hear of your lose. Dorothy was a special friend in my book.We had many talks waaay back when. Always ready to listen...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Elton Wood - Whittemore,, IA

“Sending our Prayers for the family and have the strength to help with the trying time. Donna and Blair Sorenson ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Sorenson - Commerce City, CO

“To Dorothy's Family, My memories of Dorothy are all from Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta. She was always there helping in the kitchen and always...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Vicky Dosdall - Morris, MN


Dorothy Mae Hinz daughter of Henry J. and Lena (Hinz) Hinz was born on April 15, 1922 at LuVerne, Iowa. She was baptized on May 7, 1922 and confirmed on April 14, 1935 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at LuVerne. Dorothy attended country school and graduated from Vernon High School near LuVerne. She was united in marriage to Leonard Rolland Wood on June 2, 1940 at Algona, Iowa; through this union three children were born: Gary, Brenda and Dale. The couple farmed in the Algona area until 1958, when they moved to Scott Township in Stevens County near Alberta, Minnesota and continued to farm. In 1983, the couple retired and moved into Alberta. Leonard died on May 11, 2007. In 2008, Dorothy moved to Alexandria, Minnesota to be near her children. In January of 2012, she entered Knute Nelson Home Care in Alexandria. Dorothy was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta, where she was active in the ladies aid and church choir. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, crocheting, singing in the church choir and baking the best cookies and bread. Most of all, Dorothy will be remembered for her love of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were the light of her life. Dorothy died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Knute Nelson Home Care in Alexandria, Minnesota. She was 90 years old. She is survived by two sons, Gary (Elaine) Wood, Alexandria, MN and Dale (Donna) Wood, Maple Grove, MN; one daughter, Brenda Knopp, Carlos, MN; seven grandchildren: Cindy Domek, Darren (Lisa) Wood, Karla (Corey Simon) Wood, Jennifer (Tim) Sukke, April (Brandon) Larsen, Andrea (John) Reineck and Jason Wood; twelve great-grandchildren: Gavin Larsen, Victoria Larsen, Jacob Reineck, Cody Domek, Colin Domek, Kendra Sukke, Parker Sukke, Mason Sukke, Justin Wood, Zachary Wood, Tyler Wood, and Makenzie Reineck; two sisters, Geneva Rusher, Adams, MN and Eunice Harter, Aurora, CO; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Herbert and Francis, two sisters, Deloris Miller and Donna Underberg, one son-in-law, Les Knopp and an infant grandson.

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