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Dorothy Aalfs Nov. 14, 1924 - Aug. 31, 2009

CLARA CITY -- Dorothy Aalfs, 84, of Clara City died Monday at Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church and for one hour before the service at the church. Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Clara City is handling arrangements.

She was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Clara City to Kone and Elizabeth (Petersen) Brouwer. She attended country school in Rheiderland Township.

She married Harold Aalfs on Dec. 5, 1945, in Bunde. She worked at the VSC Store in Clara City for more than 20 years. She was a member of Bethany Reformed Church.

She is survived by her husband; four daughters: Donna Lanning of Maynard, Karen (and Roger) Bulthuis of Clara City, Ardis (and Galen) Gerdes of Clara City, and Evelyn (and Jerry) Kraft of Lismore; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Hilda Santjer of Renville.

She was preceded in death by son-in-law: Ken Lanning; one granddaughter; two brothers; and one sister.