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Dorothy M. Mueller

January 10, 1927 — April 6, 2021

Dorothy Mae (Hoeft) Mueller, 94, of Fergus Falls, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at her home.

Dorothy was born January 10, 1927, to Herbert and Edna (Stoltenow) Hoeft, the oldest of five children on their family farm in Brandenberg Township.

She grew up in Great Bend, North Dakota. After graduating high school in Wahpeton, North Dakota, she attended Dakota Business College in Fargo North Dakota. She worked many years in bookkeeping and as an office manager for several companies.

On September 21, 1947, she married Reverend Arthur “Art” Mueller at Great Bend, N. D.

Dorothy lived independently in her home, enjoying her flower and vegetable gardens. She loved to watch the birds at her bird feeders and collected anything with a picture of a bird on it.

She loved to sew and made many, many beautiful quilts. Dorothy loved the Lord and reading her Bible was one of her favorite past times.

She was an excellent cook and hosted many family and friend events in her home over the years; often at the last second since Art brought company from all over the U.S.! Chocolate chip cookies were one of her specialties.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was an amiable soul with a bright smile, who was always willing to put others needs first. Even in her last years, she continued her lifelong tradition of sending handwritten birthday notes that always arrived on time.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Art; parents, Herbert and Edna Hoeft; sister, Avis Colgrove; brother-in-law, Corky Colgrove; brother, Eugene Hoeft; sister-in-law, Marlys Hoeft; brother-in-law, Bill Bohlig and grandson, Nathan Westlund.

Dorothy is survived by her sister, Valeria Bohlig of Minot, North Dakota; her brother, Willard (Betty) Hoeft of Hankinson, North Dakota; her three children, Daniel (Cleo) Mueller of Fergus Falls, Marjie Westlund of Fergus Falls, and Marilyn (Rick) Reep of Missoula, Montana; six grandchildren, Jeremy (Sarah) Mueller of Fergus Falls, Jesse (Jen) Westlund of Blaine, MN, Matt (Jennifer) Westlund of Blaine, MN, Ben (Mira) Engler of Reno, Nevada, Joe (Erin) Engler of Arvada, Colorado, Courtney Reep of Denver, Colorado, and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.

Visitation: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, MN

Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery, Wahpeton, ND

Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, April 12, 2021

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Fairview Cemetery

, Wahpeton, ND 58075

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