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Dorothy Schaumburg

Dorothy Schaumburg

Dorothy Schaumburg, 87, Mahnomen, MN, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at her home.

Dorothy Lucille (Crandall) Schaumburg was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Hutchinson, MN, daughter of Myron and Viola (Dunn) Crandall.

She attended the El Salem country school in Nye Co., WI. In 1945, she graduated from Anoka High School and attended Minneapolis Business College.

On Nov. 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to John E Schaumburg in Detroit Lakes, MN. Dorothy and John lived on the family dairy farm in Chief Township, near Mahnomen, for almost 36 years. As a homemaker, she raised seven children, sold Tupperware and Avon. She was on the school board for Chief Township until it was closed and students were sent to Mahnomen .

In 1991, they sold the family farm and moved to Mahnomen. Dorothy learned how to golf and was on a bowling team.

Dorothy was active in her church, Bethlehem Lutheran, the Mission Society, Bible studies, and taught Thursday School. She was president of the Mahnomen Community Center, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Mahnomen Library Club, Homemakers, Birthday Club, two bridge clubs and was a "Red Hatter."

Dorothy was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She spent time tracing her Scot/Irish heritage back to 1623.

Dorothy is survived by six children - four sons: Richard (Elaine) Bemidji, MN, Rodney (Gwenn) Plymouth, MN, Mark (Jane) Thief River Falls, MN, Michael (Sandy) Bejou, MN, and two daughters, Pat (Jim) Todahl, Fertile, MN, and Susan (Ron) Thorsrud, Twin Valley, MN; 22 Grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann (Clyde) Wright, Cumberland, W.I., Brothers, Jim Crandall, Pensacola, FL, and John Crandall, Wadena, MN; sister-in-law, Martha Schaumburg; brother-in-law, Frank Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Myron and Viola (Crandall) Barton; step-father, Henry Barton: her husband John, son, Dale, son-in-law Allan Matson, sisters, Muriel Polmory, Charlotte Murphy, brother-in-law, Melvin Schaumburg, and granddaughter, JoAnn Marie Schaumburg.

Funeral services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mahnomen, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be held at First Lutheran Cemetery, Mahnomen, MN.