Dorothy A. Nassen, 88
Blue Earth – Dorothy Ann Nassen, age 88, of Blue Earth, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 surrounded by her family at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Blue Earth with Rev. Katie Rohloff presiding. Visitation was from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at Patton Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be immediately following the services at Riverside Cemetery of Blue Earth. Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com.
Dorothy was born on Jan. 7, 1930 to John and Ingeborg (Alfson) Jelle in rural Bricelyn. She attended Jelle country school as a child. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at the South Blue Earth Lutheran Church. She graduated from Bricelyn high school in 1947 and then attended Waldorf College where she received a two-year associates degree in business. After college, she worked as a secretary at the State Bank of Bricelyn.
Dorothy married Fred Nassen on June 29, 1952. After their marriage, they settled in Blue Earth where they raised their four children. After Fred’s passing in 1969, Dorothy re-entered the workforce to support her family. She raised her family on her own while working full time. Dorothy worked the majority of her career in Medical Records at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center of Blue Earth. She retired at the age of 84 from Interfaith Caregivers of Blue Earth.
Dorothy was an active member of Trinity Lutheran, serving on various church committees. She loved playing piano at St. Luke’s and for her family. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards especially, 500 and Bridge. She enjoyed spending time with her large extended family especially around the holidays.
Dorothy is survived by her four children, Julie (Kent) Small, of Blaine, Bill (Cindy) Nassen, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Clair (Cala) Nassen, of Blue Earth, and Jody (Brian) Omland, of Blue Earth; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Burnette Loge, of Albert Lea; sisters-in-law, Shirlee Jelle, of Albert Lea, and Caroline Jelle, of Blue Earth; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Fred; parents; three brothers and three sisters.
Memorials preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Foundation, or Interfaith Caregivers.