Dorothy Heil, 92Dorothy Heil, 92, died Sunday, June 28, 2009.
Dorothy Heil, 92, died Sunday, June 28, 2009.
Dorothy was born September 7, 1916 in Bijou Hills, South Dakota to Albert and Trina (Timmer) Vander Voort.
She was united in marriage to Philip Heil. The couple farmed and raised their family in the Hector area for many years. They later moved to Alexandria to be near their son and many fishing lakes. The Heils built a beautiful home with space for a flower and vegetable garden that was their pride and joy. They also enjoyed spending time with their friends, playing cards, bowling, dancing and fishing at their son’s cabin.
After Philip’s death, Dorothy moved to Osakis where her son lived and she could continue fishing, which she loved. She made many new friends at the apartment over the next five years. In 2007, she moved to the Twin Cities to be close to her daughter and several grandchildren. During this time there were many cherished times and memories made.
She will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Karen (Carlos) Costas of Eagan; two sisters, Frances Johnson and Dolores Broderius; six grandchildren, Debbie (Lowell) Lenz, Jodi (Bob) Johnson, Sue (Joe) Murray, Kim Sablovitch, Elena Wright, Teresa (Kris) Kaiser; 11 great-grandchildren, Raine Wright, Lauren Kaiser, Gracie Kaiser, Britany (Ryan) Farrell, Christin Lisecki, Jenna Lisecki, Jaclyn Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Jessica (Ben) Morlock, Cole Sablovitch and Kyle Sablovitch.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Heil; son, Richard Heil; four brothers, Loren, Melvin, William “Bill” and Richard “Bud” Vander Voort; and three sisters, Marie Vander Voort, Irene Washechek and Vera Talich.
A memorial service was held for Dorothy on Wednesday, July 1 at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.