Life History for Dorothy Wells
Dorothy Wells, age 87 of Osakis passed away on Monday, Jan. 17 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN.
Dorothy Mary McCorkell was born on April 7, 1923 in Sheridan Township, Redwood Co., MN to Arthur and Christine (Andersen)
McCorkell. She attended Wabasso High School and then married Herbert Wells on July 28, 1945 in Vesta, MN. They farmed for twenty years near Staples, MN and then moved to Miller, Missouri to try dairy farming there. In a couple of years they returned to Minnesota and did more dairy farming near New York Mills and Verndale, MN. Upon retirement they moved to Motley, MN. Herbert passed away on Sept. 10, 1980. In 1999 Dorothy moved to live in Osakis, MN. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis.
Dorothy loved life on the farm and especially enjoyed all of the animals. She always had many pets, especially her cats and dogs. Each summer she kept busy in her garden and she also had a green thumb for raising beautiful flowers. During the winter months she spent many hours making intricate needlework and sewing projects to share with her family and friends. Blessed be her memory.
She is survived by her sister, Kathryn Berg of Sanborn, MN and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, Herbert and two nephews, Brian and Randy Berg.
Funeral services for Dorothy were held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with Rev. Tim Sutton officiating. Interment was at the Montrose Cemetery in Staples with casketbearers Marvin, Bruce and Eric Berg, Warren Gramstad, Jack McCorkell and Will Muenchow.