Dorothy Marie Dickerson, age 97, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Colton, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11 am Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Colton United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family present will be from 6-8 pm Thursday, at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Colton.
Dorothy was born on March 9, 1916, near Franklin, South Dakota to Henry and Margaret Wessel. She graduated from Franklin Consolidated School in 1933, and married Clem Dickerson on March 9, 1937.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Don (Mary) Dickerson, of Brandon, SD, and Lois (Ron) Qualseth, of Sioux Falls; daughter-in-law, Mary Dickerson, Dell Rapids, SD; eleven grandchildren: Alan (Donna) Dickerson, Casper, WY, Cindy Dickerson, Sioux Falls, Cristy (Mike) Appel, Pipestone, MN, Scott (Susan) Dickerson, Coarsegold, CA, Dean Dickerson, Gillette, WY, Trina (Tom) Kirkvold, Des Moines, IA, Delana (Scott) Ihrke, LeMars, IA, Darrin (Christi) Dickserson, Ellston, IA, Sheila (Scott) Finch, Brandon, Shon (Mollie) Qualseth, Lawrence, KS, and Ryan (Elizabeth) Qualseth, Tea; 20 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and one on the way; and a sister, Beverly Emmett, White, SD. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem; son, Lyle; grandson, Kelly; 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
Memorials may be directed to the Colton United Methodist Church.