Dorothy Graskamp, 89, of Fountain
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:36 AM
Dorothy Helen Graskamp, 89, of Fountain, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Stewartville Care Center of cancer.
She was born April 3, 1924, in Cascade Township, rural Rochester, to Edward A. and Daisy (Conley) Henke. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1942 and attended Hamline University for two years. She then worked for the city of Rochester.
On Jan. 22, 1948, she married Loren Lee Graskamp in Fountain. She was the co-owner of as shop called "Down Home" in Lanesboro for 25 years. Her husband was a farmer and an insurance agent.
She managed the 4-H food stand at the Fillmore County Fair. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the United Methodist Women, both at local and district levels.
She enjoyed flower gardening, travel and her family.
She is survived by her husband, Loren Graskamp; three children, Linda (Daniel Morel) Hazel of Fountain, Daniel (Paula) Graskamp of Stewartville and Edward Graskamp of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eleanor Baumbach of Minneapolis; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Graskamp; a sister, Gertrude Schwanke; a brother, John Henke; and her parents.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 17, at the Chatfield Methodist Church, with the Rev. Beth Perez officiating. Burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.