Dorothy Ell

dorothy ell

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.

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  1. fargo ndI and many others are very sad to hear this news about Dorothy. Shawn and I worked with your mom at Praire and she was also a neighbor to my parents so Ive I guess you say knew her all my life. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

  2. Fargo ND
    God bless you Dorothy and your family. I had the joy of working with Dorothy at Prairie Public Bingo. Dorothy was always so sweet and funny. I hadn’t seen her in many years. This is a sad day. Heaven received a true angel in Dorothy. All my love and prayers.

  3. Fargo ND
    Mamie, John, Jerome… All my condolences to you and your family. My apologies for not being able to attend your Moms funeral. My heart goes out to you all…your Mom will always have a special place in my heart. Prayers for you all.

  4. fargo ndJerome, Jon, and Maime,

    I’m deeply sorry of your mother’s passing. I loved your mom’s energetic spirit. She has such a warm hart, and made sure us kids where always safe. I will miss her smile, that she gave me when we would see each other.

    My THOUGHTS, PARYERS. and TEARS will be of all of you. I do understand. Take Care!

    Brad Egeland

  5. Fargo North Dakota
    Mamie, John, and Jerome–my heart goes out to you on the loss of your mother–one of the dearest, kindest and most generous women I have ever known. When Marty and Dan heard the news, they got together on Skype and talked about your mother and her Lebanese flat bread with peanut butter and the time she spent with them making them feel welcome in her home–and always loved. I will be forever grateful to your mother for raising my sons (and they’re pretty grateful too–) Mrs. Ell was a gift to so many of us–and I know that YOU know how blessed you are to be able to call her Mother.

  6. Kindred ND
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother, Dorothy. I just loved her! She would come to the clinic with warm frosted cookies and we would savor every bite! I had many wonderful conversations with her. You were lucky to have such a nice, caring mother!

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