DOROTHY V. PARMELEE

Dorothy

   Dorothy V. Parmelee, age 90, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at the District One Hospital, Faribault.
   Memorial Services will be held at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with the Very Reverend James C. Zotalis, Dean of the Cathedral, officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
   Memorial visitation will be held at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service.
   Dorothy Vivian, the daughter of Albert B. and Olga Marie (Tyreman) Lindorff, was born on June 16, 1917 in Henderson. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1934 and later from Globe Business College in St. Paul. She married Paul E. Parmelee on January 7, 1938 at St. Mary’s Church, St. Paul. He preceded her in death on October 16, 1978. Paul and Dorothy moved to Faribault in 1940 and joined the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour. Dorothy worked as a dental assistant at the Faribault Regional Center for 28 years.
   She is survived a son, Michael (and Kay) Parmelee of Rio Verde, AZ; a daughter, Carol A. Joslin of Red Wing; four granddaughters; two grandsons; three great granddaughters; two great grandsons; two sisters and two brothers.
   She is survived locally by a grandson, Douglas (and Judy) Davidson of Lonsdale and a granddaughter, Lisa Parmelee (and fiancé, Michael Morse) of Faribault.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; five brothers and four sisters.
   
 

Name:
Liz Sears McGrory
Email:
lmcgrory@hbci.com
Date:
Monday March 03, 2008

Memories

I have never used this method of communicating with families before, but because I really don't know any of you personally and don't know your addresses, I'm going to try it. My Mom, Jane Sears, was so fond of your mom, Dorothy. I know I heard Dorothy's name hundreds of times as I grew up and for years after. They were great friends and certainly an important part of the Cathedral's folklore!! A specific story I will remember for years to come is when "Father Winkler" first came to town. The use of the term "father" was enough to irritate the old girls and my mom was the first to let me know!!! But the best part was when the ladies found out he had ordered a paper shredder for the church. WOW, did that get to them!! I specifically remember Mom calling me and telling me that she, Dorothy, and Isabel certainly could NOT understand why a minister would want or need a paper shredder. I really miss Mom and all of the stories she would tell me. Near the end, while she could still converse, I wondered if I would really miss the stories, as it seemed that it became one or two stories told over and over again!!! But I do still miss even the repeated ones. They had a true friendship and I could not let your mom pass without sharing my thoughts with you. They are up in heaven now, I'm pretty sure they are in the Episcopalian side (haha), but I know they're laughing about something. Please know that I am thinking about you and praying for you. The only good thing is that I now feel like she is always with me and watching out for me. It is a comforting feeling after being through the end years with her. May God bless you and your families.


Name:
The Family of Jane Sears
Email:
Date:
Sunday March 02, 2008

Memories

We are saddened with Dorothy's passing and wanted to let you know how much we appreciated her friendship with our mother over the years. She was a great lady and she will be missed by us all.