5-7:00 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.
1-2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred.
7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.
2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Dorothy Kellerman, 91, Fargo passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Palliative Care Unite of Sanford Health, Fargo.
Dorothy Mae Kellerman was born on July 8, 1922, to Peter “Randall” and Nellie Annette (Severson) Borderud in Fargo, ND. She grew up on a farm in rural Kindred. On July 12, 1936, she was confirmed at Norman Lutheran Church. She graduated from Kindred High School on May 24, 1940.
Dorothy and Russell “Bud” Kellerman were united in marriage on July 18, 1942, in Moorhead, MN. They farmed until 1948, when they moved to Fargo. She started her banking career at Merchant’s Bank as a counselor and retired in 1982 at Metropolitan Savings and Loan as the savings manager and vice president of the metropolitan association.
Dorothy was an active volunteer at the Sons of Norway for over 30 years. In 2002, she received the Pillar Guri Award for outstanding and dedicated service to Kringen Lodge 25. She was fortunate to have traveled to Norway three times, once with a group, once with her children and their spouses and once with her daughter.
Dorothy loved playing cards, traveling, music and dancing. On one trip to California she and bud attended a Lawrence Welk concert, after one dance, Mr. Welk tapped her on the should and said that he was going to dance with her; yes, dorothy danced with lawrence welk. This memory stayed with her until her death.
Dorothy was always proud and wanted to be remembered for her hard work ethic, whether in her career, community, or family life. she was always there for her family and whoever needed her help. Her faith was the one true constant in her life.
Dorothy is survived by her sons Robert “Bob” (Jean) and Ray (Donna); daughter Joanne (Lowell) Cook; grandchildren Tricia, Ryan, Kristy, Trina, tanya; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bud and her grandson Troy Russell Cook.