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Published February 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Dorothea Eleanor Schmit Kemmer

Dorothea Eleanor Schmit Kemmer, 86, West Fargo, ND died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Sanford Health Palliative Care surrounded by family.

Dorothea was born in Amenia, ND on Oct. 11, 1926 to Arthur and Cunegundes (Connie) Schmit, the 3rd of 4 children. She went to Grade and High School at Casselton ND, graduating in 1944. She went to school in Fargo ND for Western Union telegraph operators, graduating on her 18th birthday in 1944. She worked in Fargo ND, Detroit MI, Los Angeles and Oakland CA before her marriage.

Dorothea Eleanor Schmit Kemmer

Dorothea Eleanor Schmit Kemmer, 86, West Fargo, ND died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Sanford Health Palliative Care surrounded by family.

Dorothea was born in Amenia, ND on Oct. 11, 1926 to Arthur and Cunegundes (Connie) Schmit, the 3rd of 4 children. She went to Grade and High School at Casselton ND, graduating in 1944. She went to school in Fargo ND for Western Union telegraph operators, graduating on her 18th birthday in 1944. She worked in Fargo ND, Detroit MI, Los Angeles and Oakland CA before her marriage.

Clarence Richard Kemmer and Dorothea were married at Casselton ND on March 15, 1947 and had 6 children. Dorothea worked many years for Lawrence Fradet picking apples in the orchard at Horace. She served as Group Chairman for ladies groups in the Horace Lutheran Church as well as being a choir member for over 30 years. She had a drapery shop in their home for over 25 years before moving to West Fargo ND. She loved to crochet, knit, and work jigsaw and crossword puzzles.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; brother, Ralph Richard Schmit; and sister, Edna Mae Knutson. She is survived by her brother, M. Donald Schmit of Lisbon ND; son, Stevan & Helen Kemmer of Des Moines, IA; daughter, Sandra & Gary Hoyle of Boone, NC; son, Bruce & Beckie Kemmer of Havelock, NC; daughter, Brenda & Greg Hansen of Fridley, MN; son, Timothy & Marjorie Kemmer of Fargo, ND; and daughter, Toni & Rich Sacrison of Champlin, MN. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There will be a prayer service on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:30 P.M.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace N.D. with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

Burial at Horace Cemetery, Horace, ND

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred. To view the complete obituary and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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