Dorothy I. Topel, 85

Dorothy I. Topel, 85, of Minneapolis who lived for a time with her son in Elk River, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.
Her funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Central Lutheran Church in Elk River. Interment was at Hoff Cemetery, Sharon, N.D. Arrangements were made by Dare’s Funeral Home of Elk River.
Memorials are preferred.
Mrs. Topel is survived by her children, Mark, Michael (Arlene), and Carol (Glen) Blenkush; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Ester Lerfald, and Vivian (Les) Bugbee; boyfriend, George Clevenger; daughter-in-law, Debbie Topel; and stepdaughter, Linda (Morris) Huskinson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil “Bud”; son, Larry; and siblings, Alma Erickson, Nina Matthews, Julian Johnson, Irene Osmos and Imer Johnson.