5:30-7:30 P.M. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
10-11:00 A.M. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace N.D.
7:30 P.M. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
11:00 A.M. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace N.D.
Horace Cemetery, Horace.
Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred and Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo..
Dorothea Eleanor Schmit Kemmer, 86, West Fargo, ND died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Sanford Health Palliative Care surrounded by family.
Dorothea was born in Amenia, ND on Oct. 11, 1926 to Arthur and Cunegundes (Connie) Schmit, the 3rd of 4 children. She went to Grade and High School at Casselton ND, graduating in 1944. She went to school in Fargo ND for Western Union telegraph operators, graduating on her 18th birthday in 1944. She worked in Fargo ND, Detroit MI, Los Angeles and Oakland CA before her marriage.
Clarence Richard Kemmer and Dorothea were married at Casselton ND on March 15, 1947 and had 6 children. Dorothea worked many years for Lawrence Fradet picking apples in the orchard at Horace. She served as Group Chairman for ladies groups in the Horace Lutheran Church as well as being a choir member for over 30 years. She had a drapery shop in their home for over 25 years before moving to West Fargo ND. She loved to crochet, knit, and work jigsaw and crossword puzzles.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; brother, Ralph Richard Schmit; and sister, Edna Mae Knutson. She is survived by her brother, M. Donald Schmit of Lisbon ND; son, Stevan & Helen Kemmer of Des Moines, IA; daughter, Sandra & Gary Hoyle of Boone, NC; son, Bruce & Beckie Kemmer of Havelock, NC; daughter, Brenda & Greg Hansen of Fridley, MN; son, Timothy & Marjorie Kemmer of Fargo, ND; and daughter, Toni & Rich Sacrison of Champlin, MN. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.