Mangle, Dorothy, age 88, of Roseville, MN, passed away peacefully after a stroke on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her mother, Anna Boelts; her father, John Boelts; her husband Gerald; and her son, Kevin, and other beloved family members and friends.
She is survived by her son Lon, her grandchildren Tim (Erica), Jenna (Tyler) and Danny Mangle, daughter-in-law Sandy Mangle, and brother, Kenneth Boelts, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
She will be celebrated and remembered for her pure and adoring love, and the way she bestowed it on all her family and friends, especially her three grandchildren. The pride and joy she had for them was unmatched, and she never tired of talking to them or sharing in their interests. Grandma M was the maker of the best Christmas cookies and hosted the most cherished Christmas Eve celebrations.
Dorothy had many interests and loved socializing with family and friends. She enjoyed puzzles, birds, nature and exploring new places. She enjoyed trips to Duluth and in earlier years, bus tour trips out of state with friends. She was a talented china painter and a past member of the Minnesota Porcelain Art Guild. You could often find Dorothy enjoying a shopping trip, which always ended with her favorite: a Frappuccino. She was a person of faith who prayed often, and we find peace in knowing she has made her entrance to heaven.
Her early years were spent growing up in Woden, Iowa living on a farm with her mother, father and brother. After high school she attended Waldorf college in Forest City, Iowa, and enjoyed working in the medical records department of several hospitals. Dorothy met her husband, Jerry, at a dance social in Iowa, and after being married for several years, moved to Minnesota. They lived in Roseville, MN, and this is where Dorothy resided for over 50 years. She was a devoted mother to Lon and Kevin, and worked part time in the offices of the schools that they attended growing up. Her last job was her favorite, which was working at the University of Minnesota bookstore, where she met several of her closest friends.
Her love will continue on in all of us, and we will be forever grateful that we were the recipients of her devotion. Private family service will be held, In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to either the American Stroke Foundation, the American Heart Association or a memorial of your choice.
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