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Dorothy Cecile (Merri) Pranke

September 15, 1916 ~ June 8, 2019 (age 102)


Dorothy Cecile Pranke, age 102, resident of Battle Lake, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019. She was born Dorothy Merrifield September 15, 1916 in Valdez, Alaska raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her brother Robert, mother and Grandparents.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving son Raymond, husband Peter, and brother Robert.

Surviving family include children, Bonnie Lingbeck, Beverly Hamilton, Norman Pranke and Bridgette Thiesen.  Grandchildren Lisa Rhone, Lori Lingbeck, Chris Lingbeck, Abigail, Ashley Hamilton, Nicholas, Matthew Pranke, Mariah Thiesen and six great grandchildren.  Nieces Diane Merrifield, Deidre Young and nephew Doran Merrifield.

Dorothy was a quiet supportive mother, a diligent homemaker and creative seamstress and crafter.

A private family service will be held at Amor Cemetery.  Arrangements by Glende Nelson Funeral Home Battle Lake, MN

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