Dorothy Haus, 90, of Redwood Falls and formerly of Morton, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morton with burial to follow in the Morton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com.
Dorothy Emma Haus, the daughter of Martin and Zissie (Hamann) Bleick, was born March 16, 1922 in rural Fairfax. She grew up in rural Fairfax and received her formal education at the parochial school in Fairfax.
On June 8, 1939, Dorothy married Paul R. Haus in Fairfax. The couple farmed in the Fairfax and Gibbon areas before settling in rural Morton where they continued farming. Dorothy was a homemaker and loved caring for her family. She also enjoyed music, gardening and farming and she loved to play cards. Dorothy was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morton. She served as church organist at Zion and at two other churches, for a total of 34 years.
In her later years, Dorothy became a resident of Garnette Gardens then and Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Jerry Brockway of Lead, South Dakota, and Naomi and Dale McColley of Sun City, Arizona; her sons and daughters-in-law, Emery and Betty Haus of New Ulm, and Laurell and Mary Jayne Haus of Sleepy Eye. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Bradley Haus, Michael Haus, Donald Bratsch, Jerry Brockway, Jr., Lisa Brusnahan, Margaret Montgomery, Sandra Walker, Cherry Brockway, Kristine Mateyka, and Brenda Haus; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, in 1995; her sister, Ethel Freyholtz; her brother, Orphield Bleick; her great-granddaughter, Heather Montgomery; and her great-grandson, Dillon Frantz.
Blessed be her memory.