Dorothy Brown, age 90, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Saturday, June 24th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8th, at Elmwood Cemetery near Sabin, Minnesota. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday, July 7th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Dorothy Jean Poehls Brown was born on February 4, 1933, in Sabin, Minnesota to parents John and Stella (Reitan) Poehls. She grew up near Sabin, attended rural school near Sabin, and Barnesville High School, graduating in 1950 as the Salutatorian of her class. She then attended Concordia College in Moorhead, graduating with a teaching degree and a minor in mathematics. She taught 1 year in a one room country school.
Dorothy was united in marriage to Glen Laverne Brown on June 17, 1954, at St James United Church of Christ in Barnesville. They lived on 2 farms or homes west of Barnesville until they moved to Fosston in 1958, where they worked and raised their four sons, Doug, David, Donald, and Duane. Dorothy worked for RC Koehler at Koehler Floral and then Kay’s Variety in Fosston for over 40 years until her retirement.
Dorothy was also an active community member for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fosston, the Athenian Club, Hospital Auxiliary, Hospice, and was an election judge which she thoroughly enjoyed doing.
She also enjoyed reading, quilt-making, embroidery, flower gardening, crocheting, sewing, cards, Scrabble, and going to the casino and having their delicious wild rice soup. For many years she had big gardens and canned or froze all from them. She loved sports. She watched as much as she could of the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings plus other teams.
Survivors include three sons, Doug (Shirley) of McComb, MS, Donald (Rayette) of Jamestown, ND, and Duane (Connie) of Fargo, ND; 13 grandchildren, Evelyn, Asa, Eric, Katie, Danny, Josh, Jacob, Matt, Chris, Tessa, Terra, Melinda, and Stephanie; many great grandchildren; one sister, Betty (Kenneth) Lasneski of Alexandria, MN; one brother, George (Priscilla) Poehls of Fargo, ND; and sister-in-law, Edith Kaiser of Bemidji, MN. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen, in 2018; son, David, in 2019; brothers, Robert 1981, and Carroll 2001; and sister-in-law, Beverly in 1990.