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Dorothea "Dottie" Ehlenz, 98

Dorothea "Dottie" Ehlenz (nee Adler), age 98, of Cottage Grove, died Saturday, May 3.

Dorothea Josephine was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Saint Paul, Minn., the daughter of John & Cecelia (Allen) Adler. She was raised in St. Paul and graduated from Central High School. She was united in marriage with Andrew John Ehlenz.

Dottie volunteered at Friends in Need Food Shelf. She loved flowers and gardening. Dottie worked at voting polls. She was employed as a secretary in District 833 School from 1964 until 1981, and was instrumental in starting the secretary's retirement luncheons in the district.

Dorothea was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; infant son, Mark; and brothers, Harold and Otto.

She is survived by her son, Todd (Marie); grandsons, Michael (Kelly), and Brandon; cousin, Jack Adler; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park, and 10-11 a.m. Friday, at church. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 70th & Hinton, Cottage Grove. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff of White Pine Memory Care Unit and Health Partners Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Friends In Need Food Shelf.

KOK Funeral Homes