DOROTHY "DODY" MARIE FONTAINE ROSENTHALDorothy "Dody" Marie Fontaine Rosenthal died peacefully at home with her five children by her side Feb. 26, 2014
Dorothy "Dody" Marie Fontaine Rosenthal died peacefully at home with her five children by her side Feb. 26, 2014.
Dorothy was born on Oct. 20, 1924 to Sverre and Sophie Haug.
She graduated from Duluth Central and earned a B.S. in nursing from St. Scholastica. She worked at St. Mary's Hospital and was the school nurse at Hermantown Public Schools for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first love Theodore E. Fontaine and later love Wilfred Rosenthal; her sister, Rochelle Halverson; and step-son, Theodore Rosenthal.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Rod) Czerniak, Mark (Charmaine) Fontaine, Debra Fontaine, William (Deedre) Fontaine, Lori (Jerry) Siegle, and Dale (Cathy) Rosenthal; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a beautiful, strong, independent woman who was full of love, wisdom and life. She loved to laugh and be with her family. She has touched the lives of so many and will be greatly missed by her family.
The family would like to thank St. Luke's Hospice for their professional, tender care of Dorothy and her family.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Friday, Feb. 28, in Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Dorothy's name.