Dorothy Theresa Reller of Lakeville, Minnesota | 1929 - 2020 | Obituary
Thursday, Sep 03, 2020
August 12, 1929 - August 21, 2020
Dorothy T. Reller, born 08/12/1929 at the age 91, passed away surrounded by family, peacefully in her home on August 21st, 2020. Dorothy is known for her big heart, beautiful smile, and the undeniable love for her amazing kids and grandkids (including great & great great) along with her incredible friends. In the midst of all her chapters of life, each of them has provided hope to the community, her family, her friends, and her longtime partner, Jerry. Dorothy was a long-time volunteer at her church, Hosanna. She volunteered in the Clothes Closet and has donated roughly 750 handmade quilts. Recently, she often reminded us of her daycare kids, conversations with loved ones from years ago, the quilts she made to donate and the baked goods she gave to her friends at church. Her health started to decline but the sparkle in her eye remained.
Dorothy is survived by children, Shirley (Ed) Larson of Chippewa Falls, WI, Eugene (Donna) Reller of Minneapolis, MN, Bobby (Kathy) Reller of Ironwood, MI, Mary Barbeau of Fargo, ND, Rosie Schmitt of Lakeville, MN, Donna Wilbeski of Rosemount, MN, Carol Weaver of Yukon, OK, DuWayne Reller of Minneapolis, MN, Laura Lynch of Farmington, MN, Liz Reller of Minneapolis, MN, Steve (Pam) Reller of Apple Valley, MN, and Theresa O’Ven of Louisville, TN; 25 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Olson of Bloomington, MN and Marcy Roen of Shakopee, MN; brother, Elmer Steinmetz of Shakopee, MN. Dorothy is proceeded in death by parents, Margaret and Herman Steinmetz; husband, Raymond Reller; longtime partner Jerry Jensen; sisters, Kay Hildreth and Delores Oldenburg; brother, Joe Steinmetz; son, David Reller; daughter, Gerry Reller; granddaughter Amanda Lynch.
Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Hosanna Church, 9600 163rd St. W. Lakeville. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment, Lakeville Grove Cemetery.
Dorothy was welcomed to heaven by her beloved family members and she will forever live in peace.