Dorothy Mae Adensam, the daughter of Frank and Christina (Haefner) Bodanski, was born on November 2, 1933, in Osakis, MN. Dorothy grew up in Osakis where she graduated from high school in the class of 1951. Before turning 18, she met Nicholas Adensam at a dance near Osakis. Just after Dorothy’s 18th birthday, they were united in marriage on November 24, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis, MN. Four children were born to this union, Thomas, Nicholas, Michael, and Diane.
Dorothy raised her children and helped her husband on the farm near Carlos for many years. She tended to her gardens and raised chickens to sell the eggs for a little extra money. She loved to cook, bake, crotchet and embroider. Some of her family’s memories are Dorothy baking pies, caramel rolls, crocheting afghans, always patching holes in their clothes and cooking big holiday meals. Dorothy worked hard all of her life and loved her family dearly. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
Dorothy Mae Adensam age 88, formerly of Osakis, MN died on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Diamond Willow in Alexandria. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Carol) Adensam of Red Lake Falls, Nicholas (Karen) Adensam of Carlos, Michael Adensam of Carlos, and Diane (Dan) Rounds of Carlos; grandchildren, Tony (Jane) Adensam, Christy (Greg) Johanneck, T.J. Adensam, Melanie (Steve) Meyers, Joe Adensam, Victoria Rounds and Jake Rounds; great grandchildren, Avery Adensam, Abbie Johanneck, Garret Johanneck, Daisey Johanneck, Keaton Adensam, Layne Meyers, Nichelle Meyers, and Hunter Meyers; nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Nicholas Adensam, brothers, George Bodanski, Ed Bodanski, and Walter Bodanski; sisters, Helen Bodanski and Joan Pollard.
The Family of Dorothy Adensam would like to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences. A special thank you to Diamond Willow and Hospice of Douglas County for their compassionate care and support they gave to Dorothy and her family.
A visitation will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 4-7 PM with a 7 PM Rosary at the Roy Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 11 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River, MN with a visitation one hour prior to the mass at the church on Friday.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.