April 23, 1929 ~ December 1, 2014
She was born in 4/23/1929 to Lebanese immigrant parents who homesteaded and farmed near Williston, ND. She moved to Fargo, ND as a young adult where she met and married Leo M. Ell in 1952. They were married for 50 years until Leo’s death in 2004. Dorothy was devoted to her 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She recently lived in Lakeville, MN at The Fountains at Hosanna. She died peacefully 11/29/14 while on Hospice Care. Dorothy was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, wife, mother and grandmother. She also had many friends that she cherished. She was an excellent cook and loved to feed her family and friends in her home and at church. She was a member of St. Anthony’s of Padua church in Fargo, ND for many years. Dorothy served as the lead funeral coordinator for the church for 25 years. She also cooked many meals for the priests at St. Anthony’s and loved to serve in this way. After her children were grown, Dorothy worked at Prairie Public Bingo. She easily made many friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Bryan and Mamie Albert; brothers, Eddie and Lloyd, and husband Leo.
She is survived by her children, Mamie (Jon) Lausch of Lakeville, MN, John Ell of Minneapolis, MN, and Jerome Ell of Fargo, ND, and her grandchildren, Harrison Lausch, Miles Lausch, Robby Ell and Ryan Ell; siblings, Fred (Betty) Albert, Oregon, Marion Erwin, Wyoming, Lester Albert, Montana, Joey Albert, Montana, Mikey (Joyce) Albert, North Dakota, Harvey (MaryLou) Albert, North Dakota, Jo (Don) Trewartha, Michigan, Shirley (Don) Quam, Montana, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.