Rochester-Funeral Services for Dorothy Mae Zempel, age 89,will be 1:30 P.M. Thursday, May 26, 2011 atRochester Baptist Church 420 11 Av e. N.E.with Reverend Don Noonan officiating.Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.Visitation will be on Wednesday evening from 4:00 P.M. To 6:00 P.M. At Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and then at the Church from 12:30 P.M.-1:30P.M. On Thursday.Dorothy Mae Livingston was born August 24, 1921 in Rochester, MN. To Stanley J. Livingston and Laura E. (Phelps) Livingston.
She married Bert Zempel, May 8, 1939 in Cresco, Iowa.Mr. Zempel worked for the Rochester Park and Recreational Department until his retirement in 1978.
Dorothy was a stay at home mom and raised her children. She was a member of Rochester Baptist Church.She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and plants, bird watching and was an avid animal lover.Mr. Zempel died December 28, 1998.
Dorothy is survived by 4 daughters, Doris Jean (Mrs Leslie) Hegna of Byron, MN, Darlene D. Zempel,Karyl Ann Zempel, and Lynette M. (Mrs. Jeffry) Olson all of Rochester, MN; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 2 brothers, 1 sister and 1 daughter.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place N.W. Rochester, MN. 507-289-3600
We will remember Aunt Dorothy as a loving, caring, but fiesty lady who knew how to make you laugh, when you wanted to cry.
You are all in our prayers. God bless your family.
Harold and Sally
I remember how kind Dorothy was when Lynn and I use to get together as kids. (teenagers really) Lynn introduced me to my ex-husband Scott Roethler, who because of that, I now have a beautiful daughter Tina and a wonderful grandson Sean. My prayers and thoughts go out to you Lynn and your family.
Aunt Dorothy will always be remembered for her hearty laugh and smile. May your memories together over the many years bring you joy and peace.
I wish I could be there but I am going to be in the hospital recovering from surgery. You''ll all be in my thoughts and prayers.... (a card is on its way...)
Linda (Street) Sweno
I will allways remember going over to Dorothy and Bert''s when we were kids and catching fire flies along the railroad tracks that was really fun.Our sympathy goes out to u all. Tammi(Maasch)Schultz -Red Wing, Sandy Maasch-Red Wing,Barb(Maasch)Linder-RedWing,April(Maasch)Wrolstad,Don+Dwayne Maasch All of Rochester