Sioux Falls, SD - Dorothy Eleanor McGinnis died peacefully Sunday January 3, 2021, at Prince of Peace. Dorothy was born to Walter and Frances Bowar July 23, 1925 on the family farm outside of Ethan, SD. She attended Mount Marty College and obtained her teaching certificate. She taught school in a one room schoolhouse outside of Ethan. She married Bernell McGinnis on May 6, 1947, and they made their home in Sioux Falls, SD. Dorothy was dedicated to and loved by her family, friends, and everyone who knew her. She was a lifelong and founding member of Christ the King Church and received the Mother of year honor. She was a very social person and loved playing bridge and other card games as it gave her an opportunity to be with her family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Bernell. She is survived by her two sons Glen (Anne) of Madison, WI and their children Brian, Kevin (Stephanie) and Sarah, and great grandchildren Charlie, Ella, and Wyatt; and son Rodney (Carol) of Sioux Falls and their children Molly, Patrick, Maureen (Jay) Scherrer, and Daniel, and great grandchildren Will and Roddy. She is also survived by one sister, Delores Gebhart, of Mitchell, SD.
Mass of Celebration will be at St Mary Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Participation will be available via Zoom, see Heritage website for details. Masks and social distancing are requested. www.heritagesfsd.com