Dorothy Thorin

Dorothy Thorin

Dorothy Mae Thorin, 90, of Hills died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A funeral service was Friday, Sept. 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed at Flowerfield Cemetery in rural Hills.

Dorothy Mae Thorin was born April 12, 1929, to Lennart and Mabel (Severson) Thorin in Lyon County, Iowa. She was raised on family farms in the Garretson, South Dakota, Beaver Creek and Hills areas. She graduated from Hills High School in 1947.

She began working for a short time for the John Deere Implement in Hills.  She then began a 42-year career with the Exchange State Bank in Hills, retiring in 1994. Dorothy also provided care for several years for her mother, Mabel.

Dorothy moved to Tuff Assisted Living before entering the Tuff Memorial Home in September of 2018. She remained living there until her death.

Dorothy was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills, active with the BLCW and Church Circle and served as treasurer of the Hills Community Club. She enjoyed traveling with relatives, playing guitar in her younger years, working on puzzles and word finds, and was an avid reader, especially of the Bible.

She will be remembered for her strong faith and her wonderful sense of humor. When she was asked how she was doing, she simply said, “I’m A – okay!”

She is survived by her brother, Jerome “Jerry” Thorin of Hills and several nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lennart and Mabel Thorin; a brother, Arnold Thorin; a sister, Maxine Hanson; a brother-in-law, Charles Hanson; and two sisters-in-law, June Thorin and Dianne Thorin.

Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills,

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