Dorothy Strickland, age 82, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
Memorial services will be held at the Congregational Church of Faribault, UCC, on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Nancy C. L. Peebles officiating. Interment will be held in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault, with veteranís military rites provided by the Central Veterans Association.
No visitation will be held prior to the service.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Dorothy Laura, the daughter of Donald and Bernice (Phillips) Scott, was born on October 22, 1926 in Faribault. She married M. William Strickland and he preceded her in death on October 15, 1962. She graduated from Macalester College and St. Lucas Nurseís Training. She served in the Air Force Nurseís Corp during the Korean Conflict and was a nurse at the VA Medical Center, Minneapolis for over 30 years.
She is survived by her son, Scott (and Aisha) Strickland of Richfield and her daughter, Sara Peck of Faribault;; two grandchildren, Annabelle and Spencer; one stepson, Robert Strickland of Colorado; and one sister, Ruth Schilling of Apple Valley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William.
Dorothy and I graduated from the same nursing school. She graduated a year before me. I remember the fun we had during night shift on 2nd floor at old St. Lucas. I will miss our friendship and treasure knowing her.
Sara and Scott, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I wanted so much to be there with you and for you. Your mother was a great lady and I'm grateful to have known her. Missing you, Sara, and hoping you'll get ahold of me. Love, Lu
Dorothy became a friend of mine years ago, when I met Sara and Scott in Junior High, around 1976. She was kind to all of Scott & Sara's friends when they came over. She was positive, a very hard-working single mother, devoted to raising her family, providing love, care and any material things her children required. I respected her and was always made to feel comfortable in her home as a teenager and young adult. I always told Sara how lucky she was to have Dorothy as her Mom, and admired their relationship even during the more difficult years in our teens. I lived close to the Stricklands and was always welcomed in & have many wonderful memories that I will never forget. Around 1984, I was lucky enough to be asked to play the keyboard in the band Scott put together, made up of his close neighborhood friends. Dorothy allowed us to have band practice in the basement several nights a week. It was so fun and I was always amazed at her patience and tolerance. All of it stems from her deep love and devotion to Scott, Sara and their pets all thru the years. I have missed Dorothy so much and remembered her in my thoughts and prayers, hoping she would continue to be loved and cared for the way she showed her friends & family. I send my love & prayers to the whole family but especially to Sara whom I love & miss more than I can say. I live close to Scott and hope to be invited to stop over and share some memories. I had planned to attend the funeral, however due to the snowstorm, many of us in Minneapolis were unable to make it. I was there in spirit, as I held you all in my thoughts thru the entire day. I am sad but also relieved for Dorothy to be in a better place, where pain & suffering ends. I love you Sara & Scott.............Most Sincerely, Andie