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Dorothy Silrum, 87

Dec 27, 2010

Blue Earth – Dorothy Silrum, age 87, of Blue Earth, died Dec. 20, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Rochester.

Funeral Services were held Dec. 23, 2010, at Faith Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. Burial was in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Frost. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Frost, the daughter of Charles and Amolia (Olson) Udstuen. She was raised and educated in the Bricelyn and Blue Earth areas where she attended schools. She had worked and lived with local families and worked at a grocery store until her marriage to Roy M. Hanson on Aug. 8, 1943, in Oklahoma. The couple moved to Bricelyn in 1946, where Dorothy was a homemaker. Roy died in 1981. Dorothy married John A. Silrum on March 3, 1984, at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Frost. The couple resided in Blue Earth where they were members of Faith Lutheran Church where Dorothy was active in Bible Study and with the WMF Circle.

She is survived by her daughter, Lavonne Thompson, of Elmore; sons, Kenneth (Kathy) Hanson, of Austin, and Keith (Laurie) Hanson, of Mankato; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Schaper, of Bricelyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Hanson, in 1981; husband, John Silrum, in 2010; six brothers; and three sisters.