Lorma H. Douty, 92

Published 9:27 am Monday, January 3, 2011

Lorma H. Douty, 92, of Dexter, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at the Adams Healthcare Center.

Lorma Douty

Lorma was born on Nov. 7, 1918 in Eagle Bend to Henry and Emma (Stromer) Stork. Lorma was the youngest of six children. She graduated from Eagle Bend High School in 1937. Shortly after graduation, Lorma worked as a nursing assistant at St. Olaf Hospital. During this time, she married Wally Wilhelmsen who died of an embolism soon after they were married. When Lorma was about 22, she worked as a civilian employee at the Rock Island arsenal in Illinois during the war. She also worked as a shipping clerk in Aniston, Ala. and as a storekeeper in Manteca, Calif. After the war, Lorma moved to New Ulm, and then to Elkton where she worked at a meat locker with her sister and brother-in-law. Lorma married Eldee Douty on Oct. 20, 1950, and they made their home in Dexter. Lorma enjoyed collecting stamps, scrapbooking photo albums, reading, crocheting, and playing cards. She was an active member of Dexter United Methodist Church.

Lorma is survived by her children Dallas Douty, Austin, LorRae (Terry) Fellenz, Fall Creek, Wis., Mark (Bonnie) Douty, Dexter; two grandchildren: Valerie Kapsch, Mark Mauer; two great grandchildren: Alexis Shaw, Jazlyn Kapsch; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, brothers Walter, Oscar and three sisters: Ella, Meta, and Luetta and an infant brother Ralph.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Dexter United Methodist Church with the Reverend Karen Ashton officiating. Organist will be Betty Rabine and music will be by the Westfall family. Visitation will be Tuesday at the Adams Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church for one hour before the service. Interment will be in Dexter Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Meryl Wegner, Delwyn Johnson, Mark Mauer, Rick Ward, John Engst and Bob Douty. Memorials are preferred to Dexter United Methodist Church.