DOROTHY M. VAN NOY
Dorothy M. (Mrs. Dale) Van Noy, age 84, of Faribault, died on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend David E. Brown officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Saturday, April 24th from 3 to 6 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Sunday.
Dorothy M., the daughter of Albert and Mary (Soeffing) Christopher, was born on November 15, 1925 in Graettinger, IA. She married Dale L. Van Noy on April 20, 1947 in Estherville, IA. Prior to her retirement at age 82, Dorothy was employed by S&L, Mealey’s Restaurant, Huckleberry Inn, and K-Mart, all of Faribault and also at K-Mart of Dundas.
She is survived by her husband, Dale; two daughters, Roxi (and Rick) Ruud of Plymouth, IN and Robin Shannon of Fairfield, CT; two grandsons, Adam Ruud of Lafayette, IN and Collin (and Krista) Ruud of Urbana, IL; one great grandson, Colton Ruud of Urbana, IL; and a step-grandson, Quincy Shannon of Phoenix, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son in law, Oliver D. Shannon.
A special thank you to the staff of St. Lucas Care Center and Faribault Area Hospice. Memorial gifts in Dorothy’s name may be directed to Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church or Faribault Area Hospice.
Dorothy and Dale used to bring their precious little poodle to me for grooming. Both of them were always smiling. They never failed to say hi when I ran into them at the Broaster. People like them brightered the days for alot of people. Dorothy will be fondly remembered. Ann Madden
So Sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I met the VanNoy family through my sister Linda. Roxi and Linda were very good friends. Any time I saw Dorothy, she always asked about our family. She always had a smile on her face and was always so friendly. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends! Cathy
Working at Mealy's in the early 70's, gave me the opportunity to meet Dorothy and the rest of the Van Noy family. We can't even begin to tell you how lucky we are to know you. The picture of Dorothy in the paper is exactly the Dorothy we loved. Her eyes shining and the beautiful smile! Dale, Roxie and Robin, you are so lucky to have so many happy memories of your wife/mom. Dorothy once shared a story about shoveling snow late at night and how much she liked to do that. Every time I find myself shoveling snow on a cold, clear night, I think of Dorothy and I know I will continue to do so. She was an amazing woman!
Roxie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. No matter what age is reached, we always will miss our parents. May God Bless each of you and give you understanding and acceptance. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I was very saddened to read of Dorothy's passing. I have many, many fond memories of her (and Dale) as they were very loyal customers of mine at Wells Fargo bank in Faribault the 20 years I was a banker there. I took them under my wing and felt so very close to both of them. Dorothy was such a sweet, sweet lady, I will never forget her, nor the memories that are in my heart. I have moved over 200 miles away now so am not able to make it back for the funeral. Dale you have my deepest sympathy and right now I have a hugh lump in my throat and a saddened heart. My she be enjoying eternal life ever lasting! Sincerely, Audrey Tobin
I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I don't know if I can make it to the wake or funeral but will try. My husband also passed away on the 22. Many prayers, Claudette
I first met Dorothy at my mother Bobbie Kings surprise birthday party at st.lucas in 2007. Both Dorothy and my mother were members of tops weight loss group. Later when Dorothy moved to st.lucas I got to help care for her. She was a very caring individual always thinking of others before herself. She was also determined to remain independent, walking everyday even when she didnt always feel the greatest.Seeing just how her and my mother got along so well, being so simular. Her family was everything to her always showing us photos and updates on her girls and grandchildren. The funniest thing I remember is when she asked me to pick out a "flopper stopper", I was confused. A bra she said. We laughed I never heard that slang before. My deepest sympathy extended to her husband Dale and their entire family. God Bless.
Dorothy you will be missed dearly by me and my family. It was a pleasure to be part of your family. I am glad that we became so close,close enough that you adapted me as your daughter. I will never forget you and the time I got to spend with you. The shopping trips we went on. Time goes to fast with the people that we love. Rest in peace and someday we will see each other again. With all my love Irene
I work at St. Lucas Care Center as an aide. Dorothy was a great lady. She would call us into the room just to talk about the past and their life experiences. She was a friend of my great aunt Donna from K-mart. I remember going to K-mart and seeing her working with a smile. She always stayed positive with all that life dealt her. She will be greatly missed! Tammy Williamette
My sympathy to the family. Dorothy was such a wonderful lady and so full of life. She always had a smile on her face and she was so kind to everyone.