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Delores Underwood Oct. 22, 1926 - Dec. 22, 2012

Delores Underwood Oct. 22, 1926 - Dec. 22, 2012

BIRD ISLAND - Delores Underwood, age 86, of Bird Island died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at her home. A memorial mass will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island with Rev. George Schmit as celebrant. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation is at the church for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Bird Island.

Delores Mary Underwood was born October 22, 1926 at Bird island, MN to Albert and Catherine (Reger) Schneider. She grew up at Bird Island and graduated from St. Mary's High School. Delores worked several years at the local drugstore in Bird Island. She married Garner Underwood and they were later divorced. Delores' family fondly remembers how she enjoyed taking care of others and was really good with the little children. She also enjoyed shopping, traveling, outings, and playing solitaire and poker.

Delores is survived by her son Billy Underwood of St. Cloud; her three grandchildren: Jaclyn Underwood of Redwood Falls, Robert Underwood of Minneapolis, and Samantha Underwood of Willmar; her two great-grandchildren: Sabrina Underwood and Elijah Weidman; her three brother Marvin Schneider of Bird Island, Jerome Schneider of Bird Island, and Edward Schneider of Andover; and many nieces and nephews. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers: Dick, Luvern, Sylvester, Joseph, Theodore, and Eugene.