Dorothy Aipperspach died April 10th, 2015 at Eventide Nursing Home in Moorhead surrounded by her family. She was under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Dorothy Cheser was born in Windsor, North Dakota on the family farm and attended school until sixth grade in Windsor, then moved to Eldridge and attended school there through eighth grade. Dorothy married Floyd Stoddart on June 2, 1944. They owned and operated Hillview Bar and Cafe in Jamestown from 1959 - 1973; she then worked at Newman Signs as a sales rep, retiring in 1977. She was united in marriage to Daniel Aipperspach in 1975; they continued to reside in Jamestown where they enjoyed many years of golfing and Saturday night dances. Dorothy was active in the United Church of Christ Congregational where she taught Sunday School for thirteen years, as well as being involved in Circle and serving many wedding receptions and funerals with her church friends. She also was a member of VFW Womens Auxiliary. She is survived by one daughter, Donnelle (John) Porgorzelski of Moorhead, Minnesota; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Stoddart of Bismarck, North Dakota; six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Floyd Stoddart in 1972 and husband Dan Aipperspach in 2005, her son Jerry Stoddart in 2003, as well as parents, step-father, one brother, and two sisters. In the early years, Dorothy looked forward to coffee breaks with anyone who had time to sit and visit and take part in her homemade goodies. She was a fabulous cook and anyone who ever stopped at the Hillview for her homemade meals and homemade pizza would agree. She enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren and was always eager to hear how everyone was doing so she could relay the stories to her friends. Dorothy often talked about having to pay a quarter at church whenever she bragged about her grandchildren and she thought it was well worth paying several quarters. Dorothy was able to enjoy the last 2-1/2 years at Bethany On 42nd Retirement Living in Fargo where she met many new friends and felt fortunate to spend her final years living closer to family. Per her request, no services are planned. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home.

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  1. Dear Donnelle,

    I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. I enjoyed visiting with her in the past. She was always so friendly. Please keep all the wonderful memories close to your heart. God Bless..

  2. Dorothy was a wonderful woman, I’ve known her ever since we lived in Northwest Jamestown and Jerry and I were at Washington School. Also years later she and Dan were loving caretakers for my Mom, Ruby Enzminger Aipperspach. Peace to you Dorothy and your family.

  3. Donnelle and family, thinking of you with the passing of your mom. I always enjoyed visiting with her with her.years ago when she was living in Jamestown….a very nice interesting lady she was. I know you will miss her deeply….our moms always have our hearts. hope your wonderful memories will sustain you. With sympathy and friendship, Jeanie and Daryl Neumiller

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