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Dorothy L. Bajenske

Dorothy L. Bajenske, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes.

She was born Jan. 15, 1930 to Anton and Frances (Patyk) Bajenske. For most of her life she lived on the family dairy farm outside Menahga, where she helped milk cows and perform household chores.

In her later years, she lived in a Mahnomen group home and worked through the DAC in jobs such as maintenance at the Shooting Star Casino's bingo hall. During the past year, she lived in a Detroit Lakes group home.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Ann Johnson, of Port Charlotte, Fla. and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Marcel, Duane and Anton; and a sister, Dolores Ylitalo.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday, March 27 at Cardini-Pearson funeral home in Menahga. A separate memorial service will be held on June 20, 2009 at Cardini-Pearson funeral home in Menahga.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.