She married Raymond Clifford Himli on December 12, 1946 at the Lanesboro Bethlehem Lutheran parsonage. They began their journey in Lanesboro with Ray developing his cooking skills at many restaurants. They moved to Preston starting Ray’s Supper Club in Fountain; eventually moving to Fountain. They returned to Lanesboro and ran the Dew Drop Inn for 4 years. After that venture they moved back to Fountain and operated Ray’s Supper Club until retirement in1992 . Customers still reminisce about the fun and good times they had at Ray’s dancing and enjoying the delicious chicken and fish. Dorothy took good care of customers, kids, and Ray for many years. After a short retirement they opened Ray-and-Dot’s drive-in in Fountain until Ray’s death in 2003.
Dorothy was a charter member of the Happy Hour Club in Lanesboro, an active and dedicated member of the Fountain Lutheran Church, WELCA, church choir, and an officer of the Fountain American Legion auxiliary. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, making quilts for family and the church, reading, traveling the US on Amtrak, and she always had cookies in the cookie jar.
Dorothy is survived by her children James (DeeAnn) of Fountain, Kevin of Preston, Carol (Jay) Brossoit of Dexter, Jeffrey of Lewiston, Doug (Amanda) of Cresco, IA, Gerald of California, son in-law Duane Dahl of Preston, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Duane, Carl, and Curt, daughter Sharon, 2 granddaughters, and 1 daughter in-law.
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