Dorothy A. Osland
Dorothy A. Osland
MCMURRAY, Pa. — A memorial service for Dorothy A. Osland, 92, of McMurray, Pa., formerly of Fairmont, Minn., will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, St. James, Minn.
Dorothy passed away Friday morning, March 8, 2019, at Thorne Crest Nursing Home in Albert Lea, Minn.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy Anna (Groskreutz) Osland was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Vivian Township, Minn., the daughter of Alfred and Helena (Brandt) Groskreutz. Dorothy graduated from Waldorf High School.
On Aug. 23, 1949, Dorothy was united in marriage to Gordon Johnson at First Lutheran Church in Wells, Minn. This union was blessed with two children, Keith and Karen.
On Oct. 15, 1978, Dorothy was united in marriage to Ronald Osland at Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. The couple shared nearly 29 years together before Ronald passed away on July 14, 2007.
Dorothy worked as an accountant in Fairmont, first for C.H. Gould, and then International Harvester before working at Case Power and Equipment until her retirement in 1988.
Dorothy was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont where she was a member of the Mary, Dorcas/Lydia Circles, church council, and helped to make prayer shawls. She had also been the church organist for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vivian Township when she was younger.
Dorothy’s active lifestyle didn’t end there. She was also a Brownie Troop Leader, delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered at the Fairmont Community Hospital for many years, enjoyed flower gardening, knitting, quilting, puzzles, and traveling. She most loved keeping up with her family on Facebook and at family get-togethers.
Left to cherish her memory include her children, Keith (Nancy) Johnson of Gig Harbor, Wash., Karen (Gregg) Blyth of McMurray, Pa.; grandchildren, Vanessa (Krista) Blyth-Gaeta of Oakland, Calif., Justin (Michelle) Blyth of Boise, Idaho, Elliot (Maren) Johnson of Decorah, Iowa, Molly (David) Ellis of Seattle, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Elise, William, Nels, and Cora; stepchildren, Mark Osland of Whitefish, Mont., Christine (LeRoy) Diekmann of Fairmont; step-grandchildren, Jason, Tasha, Steffi and Robert; step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Mardella) Groskreutz of Alameda, Calif., Harvey (Jean) Groskreutz of New Albany, Idaho, Roger (Jeanette) Groskreutz of Wells, Minn.; sister, Margaret Melcher of Albert Lea, Minn.; sister-in-law, Bonnie Groskreutz of Sioux Falls, S.D.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, Alfred and Helena Groskreutz, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Osland; brother, Gerald Groskreutz; and brother-in-law, Gerald Melcher.