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Lonson, Dorothy Elaine
88, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on July 15, 2014. Born on a family farm in Montrose, MN, on July 22, 1925, Dorothy was the eldest child of Hugo and Esther Peterson. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Robert DeWitt Lonson, on August 29, 1943. They lived in Minneapolis, Houston and Sioux City, IA, before moving to Scottsdale in 1971. Dorothy is survived by her brother, Allyn Peterson of St. Louis Park, MN; three children, Susan Mackey (Charles) of Buffalo, MN, Gunnar Lonson of Santa Barbara, CA, and Erik Lonson (Mary-Jayne) of Novato, CA; eleven grandchildren, Cadyanna Mackey, Calyanne Munoz Castro, Joshua Mackey, Jacob Mackey, Jonah Mackey, Ashleigh Chu, Michael Lonson, Bradley Lonson, Christopher Lonson, Brendan Lonson and Erika Lonson, together with four great-grandchildren, Aiden Johnston, Carter Mackey, Evan Chu and Graham Chu. The funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 19, at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN, with the burial immediately following at Kreidler Cemetery in Montrose, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Dorothy's favorite charity, Agape Network in Phoenix, Arizona.

Published in The Arizona Republic on July 17, 2014
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