Dorothy R. Weets, 93, Pipestone, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 17 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Pipestone with Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Inurnment was in the Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper. Condolences may be left at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Dorothy Ruth Eleanor Weets was born on June 26, 1922 to August and Hortense (Conrad) Peterson in Pipestone and was raised near Jasper. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper. She attended elementary school in a country school near Jasper and graduated from Pipestone High School.
On Feb. 21, 1941 she married Rhinehart Weets at her parents’ home. Following their marriage they lived on a farm near Flandreau, S.D. Later they moved to Jasper where she lived for 59 years. In 2004 she moved to Pipestone. In January 2014 she entered the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone.
On Thursday, Oct. 8 she was admitted to the Pipestone County Medical Center and on Monday, Oct. 12 she was moved to the Pipestone County Hospice House.
Dorothy was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper where she served on the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of Eden Extension Club.
She is survived by her children, Sandy (Dyer) Downing, Casa Grande, Ariz., Pat Farnand, Federal Way, Wash., Linda (Robert) Moore, Elk River, Susan (Bob) Adams, Rockford, Ill., JoAnn Borcich, Pahoa, Hawaii, Laurie (Dennis) Welu, Pipestone; special niece, fondly referred to as daughter #7, Marlys (Franny) Hazelton, Pipestone and special friend, fondly referred to as son #2, David (Jan) Muller, Pipestone; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Juanita Johnston, Leawood, Kan., Irene Schalow, Pipestone, Myrt Sass, Dell Rapids, S.D. and Bernice Alexander, Alexandria, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Marion Peterson, Jasper and Verona Weets, Pipestone and one brother-in-law, Eugene Witte, Dell Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rhinehart; son, Gary; great-granddaughter, Megan Laws; siblings, Irma (Fritz) Gehrels, Eloise (Ed) Mitchell, Mildred Witte and Carl Peterson; son-in-law, Charlie Borcich and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.