THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dorothy A. Valind
Issue Date: March 22, 2018
Dorothy Ann Valind, 85, of Menominee passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, surrounded by family at Harbors Retirement Community.
Dorothy was born on October 5, 1932, to William "Bill" and Dorothy (Linser) Tollefson in Marinette, WI. When Dorothy was a very young girl, her family moved to Sturgeon Bay where she spent the majority of her childhood. Throughout her life, she never outgrew her love for Door County.
Eventually, the family returned to Marinette where Dorothy graduated from Marinette High School in spring of 1950. Dorothy married Alcide "Pete" Valind on July 10, 1950 and enjoyed 66 years with him prior to his passing.
Early in her marriage, Dorothy worked as a timekeeper for 3 years at the former Lloyd Manufacturing plant in Menominee. Dorothy's lifelong vocation was as homemaker for her family and she particularly enjoyed working in her kitchen cooking and baking goodies for family meals at the supper table.
Always of a generous nature, Dorothy volunteered many years of time to teaching CCD classes and as a library assistant at St. John the Baptist School in the Village of Howard near Green Bay.
In later years, Dorothy along with her husband, Pete, enjoyed buying and selling antiques and collectables at local auctions and flea markets.
Some of Dorothy's most cherished memories included listening to her dad play tunes on the organ, numerous family activities that included: attending school athletic events and concerts, family picnics, outings and travels together, Christmas Day with children and grandchildren, and quiet time spent alone reading or listening to music.
Dorothy's love for her family, friends, acquaintances, and life in general was always evident by her ever present smile.
Dorothy is survived by three sons, Jeff (Bonnie) Valind of Keystone, IN, Terry (Jackie) Valind of Marinette and Bruce (Laurie) Valind of Green Bay; one daughter, Vicky (Paul) Plas of Wausaukee; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; a brother and a sister.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Pete; her parents, Bill and Dorothy Tollefson; a brother, Grant Tollefson and an infant grandson.
Per Dorothy's wishes, a private family service will be held at Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Laatsch officiating.