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Dorothy Rehbein

June 17, 1932 — March 2, 2012

Dorothy Gladyce (Rosentreter) Rehbein, age 79, of Perham, MN, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Sanford Health of Fargo, ND.

Dorothy was born June 17, 1932, to Emil and Erna (Zitzow) Rosentreter in Dora Township, rural Dent, MN. She was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Loon Lake, in 1932, and, in the same church, confirmed in 1947. Dorothy attended country school in District 151 for eight years. After completing school, she spent one year in Tucson, AZ, working as a nanny, for Dick and Judy Holveson who were teachers, and also learned to play the piano and accordion. Dorothy later met the love of her life, James Rehbein, of Dent, MN. They were united in marriage on October 25, 1958, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Vergas, MN.

Dorothy and James lived on the family farm and raised three children, Arlin, Allen and Janelle. She continued to live on the farm with her two sons until the time of her death. Of her many hobbies, Dorothy enjoyed working with her flowers and feeding and watching her many different types of birds. She also loved spending time with her three grandchildren, Wade, Kenna and Bren. Dorothy was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid, of Dent, and the Dent Diggers Garden Club.

Surviving Dorothy are her two sons, Arlin and Allen, both of Perham, MN; daughter, Janelle (Dean) Salo, of New York Mills, MN; three grandchildren, Wade, Kenna and Bren Salo; sisters, Betty Glawe, of Vergas, MN, and Gertrude Glawe, of Detroit Lakes, MN; brothers, Benny Rosentreter, of Lindstrom, MN, and Melvin Rosentreter, of Vergas, MN, along with sister-in-law, Ella Rehbein, of Perham, MN.

Preceding Dorothy in death are her parents, Emil and Erna Rosentreter; husband, James Rehbein; brothers, Harry and Alvin Rosentreter; sisters, Violet Hoffman and Adeline McKenzie as well as 5 brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

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