Dorothy Mae Lodge, age 90, of Staples MN and formerly of Walker, MN, passed away on September 11, 2021 at Lakewood Health System.
Dorothy was born on December 31, 1930 in St. Paul Park, MN. The daughter of Charles Hartley Triplett and Frances Jane Handley Triplett. She grew up and attended school in Saint Paul Park, MN. On June 1, 1947 she met Wallace “Wally” Lodge and on October 25, 1947 they were united in marriage at the Congregational Church in St. Paul Park. After marriage they made their home in Maplewood, Minnesota. Dorothy was very busy raising her 4 children until 1962 when her 5th baby came along.
In 1967, the Lodge family moved to Turtle Lake Township near Walker to build their home. Dorothy lived here until July of 2017. While living in Walker Dorothy completed her employment at Ah-Gwah-Ching State Nursing Home until her early retirement.
Dorothy loved camping and fishing alongside her husband, Wally, for many years. After Wally passed on April 01, 2004, she remained in their Walker home under the care of her daughter, Kristen Marie Billman and family. On July 21, 2017 Dorothy moved into Lakewood Senior Campus, Staples, MN. Here she was very happy and thoroughly enjoyed not only the staff, but also many activities, especially bingo.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wally, of 57 years; her daughter Denise Lodge Hoeft; great-grandson Austin John Wallace Duff; son-in-law Harry “Butch” Billman; sister Audrey Kelley; brother Ashley Triplett; and her parents.
In loving memory of a strong, sassy woman, her children Douglas (Doreen) of Bemidji, MN, Cynthia (Jack) of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Kenneth (Connie) of Baxter, MN, and Kristen of Brainerd, MN, all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild want to thank you all for your prayers and kind words.
Rest in peace Momma and once again you're with the love of your life Daddy. God Bless.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 12 to 3 pm on October 02, 2021 at Charlies Up North Restaurant in Walker, MN. Because of Momma’s love for blue jeans that is the required attire for the Celebration of Life.
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