Dorothy J. Schulte, 63, of Freeburg, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.

She was born Dec. 12, 1948, in Webster City, Iowa, to Dalton and Ellen Mae (Matter) Patterson. She married Patrick Schulte on July 2, 1971, in La Crescent.

Dorothy worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove for 28 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and working in her flower garden.

Survivors include her husband, Patrick of Freeburg; three children, Derek Schulte, Portland, Ore., Debbie Colsch, Milwaukee, Wis., and Don (Lori) Schulte, Hokah; four grandchildren, Chad, Corey, Kaleb and Devin; two great-grandchildren, Cooper and Cameron; two sisters, Frances (Bill) Andrist, Stewartville and Jackie (Hugo) Bakken, West Virginia; a brother, Joe (Bev) Patterson, La Crescent; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Martha and Patricia.

Memorial services were held Nov. 26 at Evangelical Church of Peace, Crooked Creek Township, Freeburg. Rev. William J. Reese officiated.

McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at