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Dorothy M. Kroetsch

Dorothy Kroetsch, 96, of Langdon, ND, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Dorothy Girodat was born September 12, 1923, in Wales, ND, to Peter and Hedwig (Bernard) Girodat. She spent her younger years attending school and working at her father’s general store in Mt. Carmel. On November 8, 1944, she was united in marriage to Linus Kroetsch in Mt. Carmel. They raised their nine children and farmed near Mt. Carmel until retiring and moving to Langdon in 1975. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, flowers, Bunco and playing any type of card game. She also embroidered towels, made baby blankets, and crocheted items for many friends and family. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church along with the altar society in Mt. Carmel and was a Catholic Daughter in Langdon.

Surviving Dorothy are her children: Gary (Sandy) of Fargo, Wayne (Lou) of Grand Forks, Kenneth (Bonnie) of Fargo, Janice Rode of Fargo, Donna (Phil) Green of Twin Lakes, CO, Carl (Vicki) of Grand Forks, Anna (Larry) Fischer of West Fargo, and Laverne (Kavae) of Lyons, KS; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ethel Girodat and Wilma Girodat and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Linus, son Merle, grandson Jason, daughter-in-law Mary, and siblings: Evelyn (Richard) Schill, Arnold Girodat, Donald (Delores) Girodat, and Glenn Girodat.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon. The mass will be live-streamed on the St. Alphonsus Church’s website www.stalphonsuslangdon.com, and a link will be on the Askew Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, ND.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

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Please accept my deepest sympathy. Dorthy was a wonderful person and neighbor. I known she is with the Lord and the rest of her family. God Bless you all

Laurella Priebnow Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to your family. Dorothy will be greatly missed! She never fogot mine and Todd's birthdays and christmas. Always a card and handwritten note telling us about how she was doing and asking about the kids. Will miss coffe time at Ethel's. She always came over whenever we were in town. Loved our time at holidays and playing cards. Dorothy was a wonderful, special lady that gave us many great memories.

Cindy, Todd, Megan and Lucas Girodat May 17 2020 12:00 AM

Wayne, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.

macollins9416@hotmail.com May 15 2020 12:00 AM