Dorothy Frances Myhre (Hander) passed away at 3:23 in the morning of October 14th at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN following a recent battle with cancer.
Dorothy was born on July 10th, 1939 to Thomas and Frances Hander (Hunfeld) in Rochester, MN. She attended St. Charles high school and graduated in 1957 as the class valedictorian. She then attended Rochester Jr. College while working at St. Mary's Hospital. She married Richard (Dick) Oswald Myhre on August 23, 1958 at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester. Together they lived in Stewartville for 55 years and raised 3 children. They moved to Rochester in October of 2012.
Besides being a fulltime mother, Dorothy also held several jobs outside the home. Between 1971 and 1980 she worked as a dietician at the Stewartville nursing home and at the Senior Citizen Center in Rochester. In 1980 she began working as a bookkeeper for the City of Stewartville. After Dorothy retired, she continued working various jobs: manager of the off-sale at the Stewartville Municipal Liquor Store, Back-Treatment Center of Rochester, and Valley Heritage of Spring Valley. She also enjoyed serving on the board and performing volunteer work with her friends at Fairway Ridge in Rochester.
Dorothy's love of travel began in 1972 when her and Dick took their first trip to Hawaii. They subsequently traveled to Hawaii three more times and to many locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Dorothy also enjoyed travelling around the world to places such as Nova Scotia, Panama, Portugal, Spain, China, Thailand, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and Israel.
Dorothy interests included snowmobiling, camping, reading, cooking, cardmaking, car races (especially the Wissota 100 in Cedar Lake, WI), and collecting antiques.
Dorothy is survived by her husband Richard; brothers - Darrell (Judy) and David; sister - Mary (Roger) Burt; children - Jean (Larry) of Oronoco, Scott (Silvia) of San Diego, and Mark (Sharon) of Brainerd; grandchildren - Jake of San Diego, Carl (Jessica) of Roseville, Sara (Nick) Amys of St. Croix, USVI, and Kevin of Fayetteville, NC; great grandchildren - Boaz and Naomi.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Frances Hander and her sister-in-law Carol Hander.
A Funeral service will be held at the Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester on Saturday, October 21st at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
To share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 507-289-3600
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