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Dorothy Linn

September 26, 1944 — December 9, 2020

Dorothy I. Linn, age 76, of Battle Lake, Minnesota passed away on December 9, 2020 at the Evansville Care Center, Evansville Minnesota. A memorial service will be held 11AM Saturday September 18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake with Rev. Doug Rokke officiating. Burial will be at East Cemetery in Rake and visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, MN is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Isabelle (Larson) Linn was born to Ralph and Josephine (Hodson) Larson on September 26, 1944 and grew up in Rake, Iowa. In 1987, Dorothy married Peter D. Linn where they lived in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Dorothy retired from PERA after a long career. After Dorothy’s retirement, they retired to Battle Lake, Minnesota. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake and graduated from Rake High School in 1962. Dorothy loved cooking and being with family. She enjoyed collecting owls. She was an amazing wife and accepted her stepchildren. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.

Dorothy is survived her loving husband, Peter D. Linn; sister, Beverly Mathison of Mankato; brothers, Gordon (Jeanne) Larson of Sandstone and Paul Larson of Mason City; 3 stepchildren, Lee Ann Linn (Dave Steinert), Peter S. (Fran) Linn, and Marie (Jim) Odden; 7 step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; many step nieces and nephews as well as five nephews and their families.

Preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Ralph Larson, 2 brothers-in-law; John Murray and Loran Mathison.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Zion Lutheran Church

, Rake, IA 50465

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