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Dorothy Veronica Frein

March 27, 1922 — March 8, 2011

Dorothy Veronica Frein

FOREST CITY - Dorothy V. Frein, 88, of Forest City died Tuesday (March 8, 2011) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Forest City with Fr. Donald Hertges and Msgr. John W. Hemann as concelebrants. Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Garner.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 P.M., Sunday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home with a rosary at 4 P.M. and a Scriptural wake service at 5 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa or to the donor's choice.

Dorothy Veronica Frein, the daughter of Frank and Vera (Engstler) Rayhons, was born March 27, 1922 on a farm northwest of Garner. She graduated from Hayfield Consolidated School in 1940. After graduation, she was employed in Garner at Iowa Electric Light and Power Company. On July 25, 1944 she was married to Donald Frein at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner. They started farming on the family farm northwest of Garner and later moved to a farm south of Forest City. After Don passed away on October 16, 1963, she continued to farm with the help of her children and relatives. In 1969, she started working as a cook at the Forest City Community Schools and later as a secretary. In 1975, she moved to a home in Forest City. After retiring in 1989, she did volunteer work for her church and for Hospice of North Iowa. Dorothy was an avid gardener and loved making quilts. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and many friends.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and served on the first parish council. Dorothy was very strong in faith and prayed the rosary every day.

Dorothy is survived by her four children, Kathy (Jim) Matson of Clear Lake, Tom (Charlene) Frein of Plainsboro, NJ, Jim (Donna) Frein of Clive, IA and Don Frein of Farmington, MN; grandchildren, Sheila (Brad) Baldwin and their two daughters, Sasha and Kira, Amy (Adam) Butterfield and their son, Michael, Kristina (Chris) Nolte and their son, Hunter, Kimberly (Jeremy) Anzevino and their three children, Cristiano, Santino and Maria, Jamie (Jeff) Granowski, Gregory (Nicole) Frein, Christopher Frein (fiancée, Casey Ingram), Amanda (Matt) Fowles and their two children, Grady and Braylin, Andrea Frein, Brenton Frein, Donella (Dustin) Olson and Amanda (Brandon) Tweitbakk; two sisters, Arlene Frein of Garner and Veronica Horecka of Spokane, WA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; son, Gary in 2000; granddaughter, Lynda Frein in 2000; and a brother, Frank Rayhons, Jr.
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