Dorothy A. Shepperd , 88, a longtime Stewartville,MN resident was called to eternal rest on Monday (January 11 , 2021) at the Stewartville Care Center where she had been residing since the end of December .
Dorothy Ann Fasching was born on January 28, 1932 in Winsted,MN to Raymond and Louise(Lester) Fasching. She was raised in Winsted and graduated from Holy Trinity High School, class of 1950. Dorothy was married on December 9, 1951 in Howard Lake,MN to Howard Shepperd. Following their marriage the couple lived in Stacy,MN and then Minneapolis. They moved to Stewartville in 1974 where they raised their children and have continued to make their home. Dorothy was a homemaker and was employed at Bonner Elementary School in Stewartville for seven years as a paraprofessional. Howard was employed with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for over 30 years until his retirement. Dorothy was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stewartville where she taught Sunday School and Release time classes and served with the Altar Guild, Ladies Aid and Couples Club. Dorothy and Howard enjoyed traveling together, going on cruises and visiting their children across the country. Her hobbies included knitting/quilting/sewing and reading and following the Mn Twins. Dorothy loved time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great - grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 69 years - Howard and 4 daughters and 3 sons - . Patti (Brian) Andersen of Flowermound TX; Bruce(Cheryl) of Maple Grove MN; Brad (Gail) of Euless TX; Beth Stone of Haslet TX; Brenda Sheffer of Albuquerque NM; Pam Beirne of Rochester MN and Jason (Tonya Stewart) of Idaho Falls ID.
11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister - Ruth Stonecypher of Charles City, IA and brother - John Fasching of Salida CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother - Wilfred Fasching, sister - Constance Mallak, sons-in-law - Daniel Beirne and John Sheffer.
No services are planned at this time. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will take place this summer, the date and time to be determined. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church - Wee Care Learning Center / 111 2nd Ave N.E. Stewartville MN 55976. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Dorothy are welcome at www,griffin-gray.com
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