Dorothea M. Sower, age 87, of Faribault, died on Friday, December 18, 2009, at her home.

         Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating.  Interment will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

         Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Tuesday.

         Dorothea Magdalene, the daughter of George and Alma (Schlueter) Roehrick was born on December 15, 1922 in Faribault.  She attended Trinity Lutheran School and Faribault Senior High School.  She married William Paul Sower on June 3, 1943.

         She is survived by two sons, William (and Marlene) Sower of Eagan and John (and Nancy) Sower of Farmington; three grandchildren, Kalli Sower of Burnsville, Daniel and Katie Sower of Farmington; one great granddaughter, Jordan Keltgen; five siblings, George (and Ardis) Roehrick of Faribault, Natholie Hodge of Inver Grove Heights, Ann (and Don) Boyd of Rochester, Gene (and Pat) Roehrick of Burnsville and Lois (and Richard) Norby of Rochester; and other relatives and friends.

         She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her parents; three siblings, Arnold Roehrick, Loretta Novotny and John Roehrick.

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