Dorothy Pauline Resell, 82, of Luck, WI, died July 9, 2012, at her residence in the United Pioneer Home.
Dorothy was born on July 30, 1929, in Hudson, WI to Norwegian immigrants, John and Hilma Olson. Her father was a railroad worker, her mother a homemaker raising her and two older brothers. She graduated from Hudson High School, Class of 1947, and went on to attain her Registered Nurse degree from Fairview School of Nursing in 1951.
She married Glenn J. Resell of Frederic, WI, her high school sweetheart whom she met at Bible Camp, and shared her life with him until his passing in 1986. They were married for 34 years, raising two sons in Petersburg, ND, where Glenn was a high school administrator.
Dorothy was active in the small rural community. She worked along side her husband in the school office and played piano and sang in the church choir, directing the choir as well. She had a deep and abiding faith. Dorothy shared her love of the outdoors with her family, enjoying camping, hunting, and sightseeing trips as the boys grew up. She had a love of animals, especially dogs and cats. She was a medical resource for the community, always responding with help and advice. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and other community service groups.
She and her husband lived several years in Cooperstown, ND, before retiring and returning to Wisconsin to build a home on Lake Lamont near the farm where Glenn had grown up . She worked as a Registered Nurse in the United Pioneer Home care facility in Luck for 6 years. To escape harsh winters, she and her husband became winter Texans and later full-time Texans. While in Texas, she taught health courses at a regional vocational-tech college and volunteered her time helping elementary students learn reading skills. She spent more than 25 years in Harlingen and Austin, Texas before returning to Luck for health reasons.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John Olson and Hilma (Antonson) Olson; two brothers, Harold (Marion) Olson and Arthur (Marge) Olson; her husband, Glenn Resell and infant son, Lowell.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Warren (Jan) Resell of Humble, TX and Bruce (Cathy) Resell of Mendota Heights, MN; four grandchildren, Sara (Chuck) Salas, Matthew Resell, Paul Resell and Mark Resell; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Salas and Brayden Salas; Nephews; Nieces; Cousins; and many dear Friends.
A Memorial Celebration will be held in the Chapel at the United Pioneer Home, 623 S. Second St., Luck, WI on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 1-3pm with a service at 2pm. You are invited to join the family for coffee and a time to visit prior to the service.
To express online condolences, please visit www.rowefh.com .
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck is entrusted with arrangements. 715-472-2444