1925 Dorothy 2024

Dorothy Mae Tiedemann

November 16, 1925 — February 13, 2024



Dorothy Mae (Hutchinson) Tiedemann, 98, of Euclid, MN, peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, February 13, 2024, at Benedictine Living Community Crookston with loving family by her side.

 Born in Crookston on November 16, 1925, Dorothy was the cherished daughter of Harry and Elsie Hutchinson. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Euclid. She spent her childhood on the family farm in Euclid Township along with her Tucker cousins, who affectionately nicknamed her "Butch." Dorothy received her early education at Euclid Elementary School before attending the Cathedral School in Crookston for 9th and 10th grades. After overcoming a hospitalization stemming from a burst appendix, Dorothy completed her high school education at Fisher (MN) High School, proudly graduating with the Class of 1944.

 On May 28, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Robert A. Tiedemann at the St. Francis Rectory in Fisher. Together, they built a warm and loving home in Euclid, where they raised their three sons, Gene, Murray, and Gale. Though they endured the loss of their infant son, Alan Dale, their bond remained unbreakable until Bob's passing on August 27, 2003.

 Bob tended to the Euclid-based farm until retirement, while Dorothy was committed to ensuring everyone was well-fed, orchestrating hearty meals for their hardworking crews. Behind the scenes, Dorothy also lent her expertise to farm operations, managing the books and payroll well into her nineties. Dorothy and Bob enjoyed dancing, especially with their square-dancing club, and embarked on countless adventures across the United States, creating cherished memories. 

 Family was the cornerstone of Dorothy's life, embodying her deepest sense of love and purpose. Keeping up with their sons' activities and accomplishments was pure joy and would be later magnified as their family grew to embrace grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was often found seated on the bleachers, cheering on her loved ones through every milestone and achievement. 

 Dorothy's home was always filled with warmth and was the center of activity for her family. Her kitchen was always open, where she delighted in fattening up anyone who crossed the threshold with meat and potatoes, chocolate milk, and her irresistible brownies and apple pies. She made it perfectly clear that diets were not to be observed in her home! Over the years, she'd care for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who lovingly remember their time at Gram's - making forts and climbing trees, riding her collection of trikes, building legos, coloring, playing rummy, and lounging in her lovingly made "nests."

 Dorothy remained a steadfast and devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church throughout her life. As the church's oldest member at the time of her passing, she exemplified a lifelong commitment to faith and service. Dorothy was a fixture in the church's kitchen while serving faithfully at countless funerals and weddings. For years, Dorothy cared for the flowers outside St. Mary's Church. When complimented on their beauty, she humbly said, "Miracle-Gro is the secret."

 An avid gardener, Dorothy found solace in her flower and vegetable gardens, where she often spent time surrounded by the beauty of nature and the serenading birds. Feeding the birds and watching them from her window was a favorite activity. 

 Her love of community extended beyond the church. She served as an adult leader in the Euclid 4-H Club and was a founding member of the Euclid Homemakers Club, dedicating herself to the club for over 50 years. In her later years, Dorothy found joy in quilting, a passion that led her to participate in several quilting retreats. She was a charter member of both the Grand Forks and Fargo guilds since 1980 and joined the Thief River Falls guild in 2005. Dorothy crafted over 100 quilts, which now wrap family and friends in love and memories of her. She cherished the moments she spent with friends, especially road trips to area casinos, which they all enjoyed and were a wonderful excuse to be together.

 In December 2022, Dorothy transitioned from her home of 76 years to an apartment at The Summit in Crookston. Despite the adjustment, she soon settled in, enjoying the new friendships she formed to complement all those she cherished over a lifetime. As her health declined in her final weeks, she became a resident of the Benedictine Living Community, where she received love and care until her final days. Dorothy's family is grateful for her love and comforted knowing that she is now with her Lord and reunited with Bob, little Alan Dale, and so many family and friends.

 Dorothy is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law: Gene and Sandy of Euclid, Murray and Patti of Crookston, and Gale and Julie of Euclid; 9 grandchildren: Michael Tiedemann (Jaclyn Martin) of Crookston, Jill (Rob) Randel of Mountain Home, AR, Bryce Tiedemann (Vanessa Scott) of Euclid, Erin (TJ) LaPlante of Crookston, Kelly (Bob) Kovar of East Grand Forks, MN, Laura Troutman of Eau Claire, WI, and Alex (Samantha) Tiedemann, Ian (Jessica) Tiedemann, and Melanie (Craig) Schmitz, all of Crookston; 27 great-grandchildren: Robert (Brooke) Tiedemann, Allison Tiedemann, Catherine Tiedemann, Ava, Cam, and Ruby Martin, Caitlyn (Justin) Miller, Jake Broden, Sean Randel, Landon, Brielle, and Emmitt Scott, Mason and Emma LaPlante, Mckinley and London Isakson, Alexa, Avery, and Brooke Kovar, Jackson and Lincoln Troutman, Shawn (Sam) Lucio, Cole, Casey, and Max Tiedemann, and Ava and Keaton Oakes; and 6 great-great grandchildren: August Miller, Gabriel, Jaxon, and Jaylen Lucio, and Emalee and William Randel, along with nieces and nephews, extended family, and many friends.

 Dorothy is preceded in death by Bob, her beloved husband of 57 years; their infant son, Alan Dale; her parents, Harry and Elsie Hutchinson; parents-in-law, Emil and Marie Tiedemann; and sisters and brothers-in-law: Vera and Paul Schreder, Donald and Doris Tiedemann, and Jean and William Strickler. 

 The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2024, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Euclid, with Fr. Xavier Ilongo presiding. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the funeral. A graveside service will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon. Both services will be live-streamed by going to Dorothy's obituary page at www.stenshoelhouske.com and clicking on the prompt to view. Messages of condolence may be offered to the family on the funeral home website as well. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Dorothy's name to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

 May the memory of Dorothy Mae Tiedemann be a blessing to all who knew and loved her.


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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church (US)

, Euclid, MN 56722

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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St. Mary's Catholic Church

Euclid, MN 56722


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Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, MN

Memorial Dr, Crookston, MN 56716

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