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Dorothy Mary Killoren

February 23, 2017

Obituary

Dorothy Mary Killoren, age 101, of Austin, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Sacred Heart Care Center. Dorothy was born July 12, 1915 to William and Hattie (Hawkins) Hines, on the family farm in Pratt, MN. She attended country school in Havana Township and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1933. She married Edward Thomas Killoren on June 3, 1936 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. They made Austin their home and were married for 63 years before Ed preceded her in death on May 20, 2000. Dorothy was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She lived her faith and volunteered her time and talents both in the church and the Catholic Schools. Dorothy also served her community as an election judge for many years. Dorothy’s greatest joy was to be surrounded by family and friends. She had a great sense of humor and zest for life. She loved to dance, travel, garden, read, play games, cook, and camp. Dorothy had a compassion for children and the elderly and was a caregiver to many. She created a home filled with love and laughter and always seemed to be able to lift the spirits of those around her. Dorothy was a guiding light of strength and love to all who knew her. Her spirit will soar forever! Survivors include her children, Patricia (David) Berven, Karee (Gene) Bednar, John (Margaret) Killoren, William Killoren; sister, Donna Kates; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed; brother, Lawrence “Bud” Hines; sister, Patricia (Hines) Kuhn. Dorothy and her family would like to thank the staff at Sacred Heart Care Center for their abundant kindness, care and compassion. They made a positive difference in the life of Dorothy and her family with the quality of care given and their tender hearts. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 pm on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Care Center. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Monday, February 27 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Tuesday, February 28 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912


Service

Tuesday, February 28 2017
11:00 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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