Dorothy E. Morkrid, 86


Dorothy Morkrid, 86, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, on Friday September 14, 2018 with Reverend Cathie Rhodes Officiating. Burial will be held at the Holt Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dorothy Elaine Morkrid was born May 7, 1932 at home in Mud Lake, daughter of Ludvig and Ragna (Moberg) Sagstuen. She was raised in the Holt area where she attended school and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1950 where she was a cheerleader, singer, dancer and was very involved in school plays. Her senior quote was “A Live Wire Is Never Stepped On”, which describes her perfectly to all that knew her.
Shortly after high school Dorothy was united in marriage to Marlin Lindemann in Holt. To this union four children were born: Mark, Debra, Karen and Lori. They made their home in Grand Forks, where Dorothy ran a café. They then moved to St. Paul. Marlin passed away at the age of 34 on June 30, 1962.
Dorothy’s family moved back to Holt where they lived for a year, then into Thief River Falls, where she met Charles Morkrid. They were united in marriage June 27, 1965. The family moved to Oslo. To this union one son was born, Scott. Charles passed away in the fall of 1976. Dorothy remained in Oslo where she raised her children.
Dorothy met Charles Doppler and they lived in Minneapolis until 1988, when they moved to Baudette. There they built a beautiful lake home where many great family memories were made. They lived there until 2002 when they moved to Thief River Falls.
Dorothy loved to play the organ, gardening, baking, and canning. She was a great cook and made many memorable meals for her family. She loved to watch WWE wrestling and Wheel of Fortune. Most of all she loved and cherished the time spent with her family. She had a great sense of humor and many laughs were shared over the years. She especially loved her four legged friend Scooter Von Bailey, who lived for 17-1/2 years.
Dorothy is survived by her companion of 41 years, Charles Doppler of Thief River Falls; children Mark Lindemann of Laurel, MD, Debra (Joe) Salwei of Thief River Falls, Karen Ollom of Wenatchee, WA; Lori Lindemann of Grand Forks, ND; Scott Morkrid of Thief River Falls; grandchildren Stacey, Shawn, Sheryl, Keri, Brent, Riley, Dan, Jaclyn, William, Paige, and Austin; 18 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, grandson Lukas; siblings Louis Sagstuen, Margaret Peterson, infant Arnold Sagstuen, and Raymond Sagstuen; sister-in-law Vivian Sagstuen, Marlys Sagstuen; brother-in-law Hartley Peterson, daughter-in-law Kathy Lindemann, son-in-law Loren Ollom.