Dorothy M. Lewis

Dorothy M. Lewis, 79, of Braham, formerly of Isanti, died September 24, 2011 at Villa Health Care Center in Mora. 

Dorothy Mae Lewis was born Aug. 11, 1932 to Charles and Marie (Kline) Hunt at home in Milaca. She grew up and attended school in Milaca.  At age 18 she moved to Minneapolis and on June 7, 1952 married Abraham Lewis in Anoka. They raised six children of their own and many more. In 1965 she and Abraham moved to Isanti and then in 2002 Dorothy moved to Braham. Dorothy loved foster grand parenting. It gave her much joy. She also really enjoyed crocheting and made many different pieces.

Dorothy is survived by three sons; Ronald (Debbie) of Isanti, Michael (Annette) of Hinckley, Booner (Cindy) of Carver; three daughters, Chris (Allen) Nieman of Warroad, Connie Koehnke of Olivia, Kim (Leland) Isaacs of Braham; five brothers, Bob (Gretchen) Hunt, Jim (Shirley) Hunt, Jerry (Charlotte) Hunt, Donnie (Alice) Hunt, Larry Hunt (Joyce);  one sister, Alice (Arnie) Dahlblom; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and by many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Abraham; three brothers, Charles, Harold and Bill; one sister, Phyllis Hunt and one granddaughter, Danielle.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Bill Stienke officiating. A visitation will also be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 also at the Isanti Chapel. Pallbearers are Rex Nieman, Michael and Shane Lewis, Jay Koehnke, Mike Thien and Dan Grassman. Honorary pallbearers are Zach Kruze, Steve Benson, Michael Selix and Chuck Giese. Interment is in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.