Dolores M. Thiede

ROCHESTER – A graveside service for Dolores M. Thiede, 79, of Rochester, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Fairmont, Minn., with Rev. Robert Trueblood of Zion Lutheran Church, officiating.

Dolores died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Mahn Family Funeral Home of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

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Dolores Margaret was born March 4, 1934, on the family farm in Waverly Township, Martin County, Minn., to Emil and Meta Wendt. She attended Zion Lutheran School, Truman High School and Fairmont High School. On Jan. 2, 1954, she married Robert J. Koenck of Welcome, Minn. They later divorced. On Aug. 8, 1984, she married DeWayne Thiede in Las Vegas, Nev. After their retirement, they moved to Truman, Minn. Mr. Thiede died in May of 2009. She returned to Rochester in 2012. Dolores enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening, was an avid Twins fan, and enjoyed crocheting and old Westerns.

Survivors include: her daughters, Wanda (Ed Graddy) Hodge, and Beth (Dean Durhman) Koenck, both of Rochester; her sons, Neal (Denise) Koenck of Apple Valley, Minn., and Rick (Nancy) Koenck of Bemidji, Minn.; grandchildren, Jessica and Ben Hodge, Brad and JoAnne Koenck, and Becky Adams; seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Leonard (LeNore) Wendt of Truman; and her step-sons Craig and Brian Thiede.

Her husband; parents; one son; and two brothers, preceded her in death.

Memorials are suggested to Leukemia Research.