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Dorothy Kellerman

July 08, 1922 - October 12, 2013


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.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Dorothy Kellerman

July 08, 1922 - October 12, 2013


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.


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  1. Ivar Hagstrøm says:

    Hagavik Hordaland NorwayMy condolences! Was about to write to her today, asking about her Borderud relatives.
    Visited Peder Borderud,s grave in Norman Parish this summer. I’m not a relative, but was the owner (now my son) of the farm Borderud in Grue Parish, Norway which Peder Borderud left in 1869. If any related to Dorothy wants to contact me by mail please do.

    Yours sincerely

    Ivar Hagstrøm

  2. Jean Sittarich says:

    We always enjoyed visiting Dorothy at all the celebrations. What a classy lady! Tricia’s photo album of her grandmother made me feel as though I knew Dorothy forever! We will be there to celebrate her life with you!

    With love and hugs,
    Jean and Dan

  3. Charlene Peterson says:

    Vienna SDI am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow.

    My deepest sympathy,

    Charlene Goltz Peterson

  4. Cecile Satrom says:

    Fargo ND
    I lived in the same condo association with Dorothy since June of 1993, 20 years. She was a very neat, tough, Norwegen lady! We had so many wonderful conversations together. She taught me how to crochet, and was always so patient while I was learning. She shared so many of her good recipes too. I will truly miss her and all the good memories. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren so much and was so proud of you all. She wanted to live to be 100 like her mother did. May her soul rest in peace.

  5. eileen wallace stangeland says:

    west fargo ndSorry to hear about you Mom. I still often think about my Mom and she has been gone for some time.

  6. Jamie Carlson says:

    Anchorage AKMy heart was saddened today after talking to Mom and finding out of the world’s loss of Dorothy.

    She was always such a neat lady! I’ve had such great memories of her and that she had so much good energy.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I feel comfort thinking that the angels are hugging her now.
    Jamie Carlson and family

  7. Bud and Susan Myers says:

    Fargo ND
    To the Family:

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Bud and Susan

  8. Doreen Wang says:

    Glyndon MN
    I worked with Dorothy at Merchants Bank, back in the 60’s. She was fun to work with and enjoyed her company. That was about 50 years ago, but I never forgot about her. So sorry to hear of her death. You all have my sympathy

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