Dorothy Bernice Wohlman
Dorothy Bernice Wohlman
Dorothy Bernice Wohlman, age 90, of Renville, went to her heavenly home on August 27, 2014, at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Renville. The Rev. Rick Tuttle will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Renville. Visitation will be Friday from 5 8 p.m. and continues on Saturday one hour prior to the services all at the church in Renville. Arrangements with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Dorothy Bernice Wohlman was born on April 4, 1924, in Emmett Township, Renville County to Gustav and Elvira (Loving) Johnson. She was baptized in April 1924 and confirmed in June 1940 at the First Lutheran Church in Renville by Reverend A.E. Strom. Her confirmation verse was recorded as Romans 10:10. She attended school until the 8th grade and was proud to tell her boys that she even won a spelling bee on Main Street in Renville. She had to discontinue her education when she fell ill at a young age. After recovering from her illness Dorothy stayed with family members, neighbors and friends to help with their new born babies. On April 8th, 1944, she married Harold Henry Wohlman at the home of her parents in Emmet Township. Harold and Dorothy farmed the Wohlman homestead from 1944 until 1973. Dorothy never complained about the hard work, but took on the daily duties of a farmwife including helping with chores when the guys were in the fields and even delivered livestock with special friend Betty Miller. She also volunteered for the Renville County Bloodmobile, gathered local news for the Renville Star Farmer and helped her sons for many years of 4-H projects as well as being a 4-H leader. Dorothy was active in her Church and was an example of what faith can bring to ones life. She taught Sunday School and was a member and officer of the Ladies Aid group at both St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Flora Township and St. Johns Lutheran in Renville, MN. After moving into Renville, Dorothy was employed at local businesses such as Skeets Caf, Coast to Coast Hardware and TV Unlimited. Many benefited from her love to crochet as her children and grandchildren were on the receiving end of many homemade gifts. She also crocheted and donated "shunt protectors" for the dialysis unit at Rice Memorial Hospital. We cannot forget to mention her love for chickens! She loved the real ones on the farm and continued that love by collecting over 100 sets while living in town.
Dorothy is survived by her four sons and their spouses: Leonard (Judy) of St. Cloud, Gary (Sandie), Jerry (Julie), Steven (Connie) all of Renville; 12 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, 1 step-great grandchildren. Also surviving her are three sisters and one brother: Marion Haug, Helen Knudson, Caroline (and Gordon) Felland, and Walter (and Carol) Johnson; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, her parents and 4 brothers and 1 sister.
Blessed Be Her Memory
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN