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Dorothy "Mae" Sunell

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Dorothy "Mae" Sunell, age 82 of Squaw Lake, Minnesota, passed away on January 20, 2014.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Preceded in death by husband Elmer Sunell, sister Helen Lossing, daughter and son-in-law Gail and Mike DeRoy and son-in-law Craig Hatler.

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Survived by siblings; Ruby Kugler, John (Gloria) Coburn, Jim Coburn, Alice (Monte) Olson, Linda (Dave) Slinde, Vernon Coburn, children; Diana Hatler, Sheri (Jack) Jones, Kathy (John) Ruzicka, Gary (Brenda) Sunell, Cyndi Sunell, Mike (Barb) Sunell, Kevin (Crystal) Sunell, 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services to take place on Friday, January 24th at 2:00pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck, Minnesota. Visitation will be held at 1:00pm at the church prior to services. A luncheon will be served immediately following.

Mae was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1931and was married to Elmer in1950 in Butte, Montana. She lived in many places throughout her life, settling ultimately in Squaw Lake, Minnesota. She enjoyed music, playing guitar and entertaining at her home for guests too numerous to count. The welcome mat was always open and every Sunday dinner always brought extras to the table. Her family was her world. She loved spending time with her siblings, having her kids, grand kids, great grand kids and extended family at her home. Gardening was a favorite pastime (when she had time) and she loved to show off her flower and vegetable gardens to anyone who came to visit. She and Elmer enjoyed spending time in the outdoors as well; fishing trips to Canada, driving the back roads looking at the fall colors, blueberry picking, road trips out West and just relaxing by the fire pit. Her strength throughout her life was an inspiration to all as she dealt with numerous medical issues. She was an absolutely amazing person. No matter what her situation, she always had a smile and stories to tell. She will be missed so much by everyone who knew her!

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