Dorothy Ann (Hilde) Long
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Dorothy was baptized and confirmed in the Preston Lutheran Church in rural Nome, ND. Attended 8 years of grade school in the Birkland School, Ransom County ND, three years of high school in Fort Ransom and one year in Enderlin where she graduated from High School. She attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND and worked as a secretary in Provo, Utah for two years. She was also a secretary to the Dickey County Agent, Secretary to the President of UND Ellendale Branch College, in Ellendale, ND. She worked at the First National Bank in Ellendale for several years, sold insurance and had her own income tax business. Dorothy lived in Verona, ND for 12 years with husband, Bob, and then Ellendale, ND for 39 years where they owned and operated a small grain farm and raised Registered Angus cattle. Later moved to Greeley, Colorado in 1999 and Loveland in 2016. She was a member of the Verona American Legion Auxiliary, Dakota Club, of Ellendale ND. Dorothy was a charter member of a Lutheran church in Provo, Utah, a member of St John's Lutheran Church. Verona, ND, Christ the King Lutheran Church in Ellendale ND and Our Saviors Lutheran church in Greeley, CO. She taught Sunday School, sang in the choir circles, Bible studies, Helping Hands, Gentle Hearts, and helped with office work. Volunteered for cancer drives, 100 club, Tree of Memories, Dollars for scholars. Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado volunteer for 10 years. "I loved my family, extended family and friends." Survived by sons, Russell, Loveland, John (Sharon) Eaton, David, Wyoming; daughter Jean (Jim) Kalispell, MT; sister-in-law, Joyce Fergus Falls, MN; son-in-law, the Honorable, Robert Castor, Laramie, WY; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; daughter, Ruth; parents, Albin and Dagny Hilde; in-laws, Edwin and Eliza Long; 2 sisters, Constance and Mildred; Albin Jr., Roy; and 4 sister-in-laws. Inurnment is in City cemetery, Ellendale, ND.

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Published in Greeley Tribune on Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 29, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I so enjoyed the Christmas letters Aunt Dorothy and I exchanged over the years. I intended to get back to visit her one day, and Ill regret that I let those days run out. Ill miss her, as I know so many others will too, but I believe that she is in Heaven now, healthy and strong, and loving being with family who went before her, waiting for all of those yet to come in their time.
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Janet Haines
June 28, 2020
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Nicolette Hinch
June 27, 2020
Dorothy was a wonderful friend and neighbor. She was one of the most faithful Christians I have known. She raised five children, worked full-time, and still found time for church circle and other activities.
Elaine Babcock
June 27, 2020
Dorothy was a neighbor and friend. She was one of
the most faithful, devoted Christians I have known. She worked full-time, raised five children, and still found time for church circle and other activities. I admired her so much. She was a mentor to many of us "younger" people.
Elaine Babcock
June 25, 2020
Dorothy was such an upbeat person and a delight. We both shared our love of geneology and she created a wonderful remembrance and legacy with her family tree. She will be missed and the many reflections and memories of a life well lived.
Terry (Hilde) Reistad
June 24, 2020
Dorothy was a very friendly person and enjoyable to be with. We both were members of a ladies' club in Ellendale and served as officers together for the club. Our prayers and thoughts go to all of her family as they remember the fun and great memories with Dorothy.
Lori M
Tom & Lori Mattheis
June 22, 2020
Dorothy was my aunt and I have many great memories of my childhood in her home with my cousins. She worked very hard her whole life and raised a wonderful bunch of kids. I am so glad we got to see her last summer. Her last years on earth were tough and she suffered a lot. But she didn't complain. So thankful she is with the Lord and the love of her life, Bob. We send our love and prayers to her family and loved ones. Thanks be to God for her life and memory , We pray for comfort to those who are grieving . Sincerely, Deb and Tom Debrito
Deb and Tom DeBrito
June 22, 2020
Dorothy was a wonderful friend in more ways than you can imagine. We served on committees, golfed and traveled, had lunch & coffee frequently, shared lots of conversation, laughed and cried together, enjoyed each others company and truly missed each other when she moved to Colorado. She has earned her reward in Heaven. Rest in Peace Dear Friend!
Gerry & Lucy Grueneich
June 21, 2020
We were neighbors in Ellendale and went to same church. She is at peace now and at home with her Lord.. Prayers to the Family.
Dennis & Arly Schnabel
June 21, 2020
I am thankful for Dorothys friendship and the enjoyable times we had together: singing, learning with Dacotah Club, making lefse. She was a strong woman who contributed in many ways to her community.
Eileen Zimmerman
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