Christenson (Stolee)

Dorothy E. Christenson (Stolee) 1924–2020 Edina—Dorothy E. Christenson (Stolee) 95, passed away Jan. 14, 2020. Dottie was a gentle soul, who shared her warmth, humility and her wonderful sense of humor with all of us. She treasured her lifelong friendships from her earliest days in Kenyon to business college in Minneapolis, neighbors in Richfield, Edina and Grand Rapids. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed sewing, golf, skiing, travel and baking. She spent many years volunteering in her church and community and honored her Norwegian heritage and her Lutheran faith. Family was the very core of Dottie's life, and she reveled in watching her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family, grow and flourish. She is survived by Jill (Patrick) Laughlin, Tom (Dawn) Christenson and Anne (Tom) Wilder) and her grandchildren Grady, Meghan, Kyle and Lia. She was predeceased by her parents Clara and Martin Stolee, husband Phillip Christenson, infant son Bruce Christenson, sisters Amy Jacobson, Mae Vanderboss and Blanche Stolee and brother James Stolee. Her family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Brookdale Edina and Brookdale Hospice for providing the compassionate care that enriched and sustained Dottie's life. The myriad memories Dottie made will be cherished forever. She will be greatly missed. Interment at Fort Snelling and memorial service summer of 2020. Donations can be made to BluebirdsandBlooms.com or the UM Masonic Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at: makingagift.umn.edu

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