Dorothy LeMoine Gilbert, 92, of Thief River Falls, MN passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN.
Memorial Mass will be held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm in St. Bernard's Catholic Church with Father Rick Lambert Officiating. Burial will be held at Rindal Cemetery rural Thief River Falls, MN.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 3 – 6 PM with a 5:00 prayer service at St. Bernard's Catholic Church and also one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Dorothy Elaine Pederson was born November 19, 1923 at Holt, MN daughter of the late Peder and Ida (Evenson) Pederson. She was raised in the Rosewood area and attended Rosebank School. She moved into Thief Rive Falls and attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. Dorothy worked at Woolworths.
Dorothy entered the US Naval Service April 6, 1944 and served until her honorable discharge February 6, 1946.
Following her discharge she lived in Minneapolis and attended Cosmetology School where she met the love of her life. On February 10, 1947 she was united in marriage to Richard LeMoine at the Basilica St. Mary's in Minneapolis.The couple lived in Minneapolis for two years and in 1948 moved to Thief River Falls where they owned and operated LeMoine's Beauty Shop. To this union 7 children were born. Dorothy stayed at home and raised her children until 1970 when she went back to work at Northwest Medical Center until her retirement in 1990. Richard passed away October 28, 1993. She married Ed Gilbert October 6, 1996 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thief River Falls. He passed away July 23, 2007.
Dorothy enjoyed a good walk, camping, fishing, playing cards, crossword puzzles, reading, most of all she loved the time spent with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children Monte (Sandy) LeMoine of Billings, MT, Kent (Kathy) LeMoine of Thief River Falls, MN, Kim (Art Jacque) Harbott of Moorhead, MN, Mary (Doug) Martell of Thief River Falls, MN, John (Linda) LeMoine of Ogema, MN, Jodi (Tim) Eckstein of Winneconne, WI, Stephanie (Tom) Pederson of Thief River Falls, MN: grandchildren Tammi (Paul) Sannes, Tiffany (Jim) Fankhanel, Kara (Josh) Balmer, Mathew (Heather) LeMoine, Toni (Luke) Olson, Andy (Heather) Harbott, Stacy (Jeremy Pekarek) Harbott, Kaine (Vanessa) Martell, Tanner (Jill) Martell, Seth (Maggie) Martell, Gavin (Patty P.) Martell, Jared (Amanda) LeMoine, Jesse (Libby Smith) LeMoine, Erin (Joe) Mattice, Nick (Melissa) Helt, Kendra (Andy Rook) Pederson, Grady (Haley Nelson) Pederson: great-grandchildren Will, Jack, Charlie, Max, Joey, Koby, Koen, Kort, Whitney, Hunter, Kathryn, Anna, Joran, Henryk, Dru, Livia, Bryson, Morgan, Ivar, Gage, Koya, Olivia, McKenzie, Eli, Laney, Wyatt, Isabella, Liam, Nora, Asher, Cam, Case, Logan, Killian, Elaine and Grayson; along with several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husbands Richard and Edward, parents, granddaughter Holly LeMoine, siblings Loretta Helle, Mildred Hanson, Irene Hanson, Irma Rentch, Kenneth Pederson, Earl Pederson and Raymond Pederson and an infant brother Karl.