DOROTHY KATE (GALLUS) STRANDDorothy Kate (Gallus) Strand, 85, of Silver Bay passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
Dorothy Kate (Gallus) Strand, 85, of Silver Bay passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Ecumen Care Center after a battle with cancer.
Dorothy was born April 4, 1928 to Alexander and Lillian Gallus in Brooklyn, New York.
She married Don Strand in Hayward, Wis., on Oct. 18, 1947 before settling in Silver Bay.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; and her loving son-in-law.
She is survived by her devoted husband Don; daughter Diane Frericks; son Don Jr. (Barb); son Dave (Maria); 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother; two sisters; and her dog Noodles.
The family would like to thank Ecumen Care Center and Essentia Hospice for providing a wonderful last home for Dorothy. She enjoyed the entire staff, giving them high-fives and a smile. She told her family many times how the staff are there because they have big hearts. Their hearts didn’t stop with Dorothy, as they couldn’t have been more supportive with their sincere devotion to making Dorothy’s journey easier on her and her family. We will forever be grateful to all of the staff.
SERVICES: will not be held per Dorothy’s request.