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Dorothy E. Magelky

April 25, 1927 — January 15, 2022

Dorothy Eva (Kubisiak) Magelky died peacefully in her sleep on January 15, 2022 at Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead.

Dorothy’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 AM, Saturday, March 12, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moorhead with visitation one hour prior to services. Inurnment will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan at 10 AM on June 24, 2022.

Dorothy was born on April 25, 1927 in Mandan, ND to Valentine and Emelia (Dinius) Kubisiak and came of age during the Great Depression and WWII.  After the war, a returning soldier named Henry stole her heart and the beautiful Redhead stole his. They were married on August 13, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dickinson.  Together they raised five children on Park Avenue in Dickinson, ND.  After Henry’s passing, Dorothy’s memory began to slowly slip away.  She moved in with her daughter Stephanie until 2018 when she moved to Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead.

She will be remembered as active, caring and headstrong.   Dorothy decided to learn how to drive in her 40’s earning her the nickname Parnelli, was an avid crosscountry skier well into her 70’s, and had a white-water rafting guide tell her that, at 76, she was the oldest person he had ever taken down the river. She also served as the “bird dog” on family pheasant hunting trips until she turned 80.  She loved traveling, birdwatching, playing cards and games, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles and quilting. She was an excellent cook and baker, and her recipes will continue to live on with her children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her 5 children, Bruce (Linda), Houston, TX; David (Becky), Bailey, CO; Stephanie, Moorhead, MN; Brian (Julie), Moscow, ID; and Nancy (Tim Kelly), Fargo, ND; her 7 grandchildren, Michael (DeShee) Magelky, Rachel (Tim Vanek), Andrew (Paige) Magelky, Jennifer (Larkin Seiler), Aaron Magelky, Sean Kelly, and Kaitlin (Ryan McConnon); 5 great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Katherine Magelky, and Khali, Bennett, and Colin Vanek. She is also survived by her sisters, Joyce Eglin and Judy (Wayne) Busse.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Henry, her parents, her brothers, Leo, James, and Theodore, and her sisters Emily and Dorothy.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to all those at Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead and Hospice of the Red River Valley for the excellent care she received.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead, Hospice of the Red River Valley, or Hope Blooms.

May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her, Requiesciat In Pace,  Amen.

 

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

218 South 10th St, Moorhead, MN 56560

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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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