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Dolores Doeling

Dolores Doeling, age 79, of Carrington, ND, passed on to meet her Savior on Friday, January 24, 2014, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, ND, where she had resided since November 2013.

Dolores Ann Pedersen was born on August 8, 1934, the daughter of Albert and Sophie Emelia “Tootie� (Fredrickson) Pedersen on the homestead in Bordulac. Dolores was one of four children and grew up with brothers, Darryl and Dalton, and a sister, Marilyn. She was raised in the Kensal and Bordulac areas and attended schools in those areas where she enjoyed playing basketball. She graduated in 1952, from Bordulac High School.

On November 27, 1953, Dolores was united in marriage to Edwin Louis Doeling in Kensal. From that union came 3 children, Gary, Barbara and David.

She was well known for her singing ability and sang for many church services, weddings, funerals, and get-togethers. Dolores was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Carrington. She sang in their choir for most of her membership. She taught many years of Sunday School, Bible School, and assisted with many Christmas programs. Dolores’ faith was strong and she supported her church in any manner she could.

Dolores’ greatest joys were her grandchildren, and she had been able to hug or hold all 22 grandchildren prior to her death. She always tried to be at events where she could be with them; birthdays, Sunday School, school programs, baptisms, and confirmations. She would get very excited at sporting events and if someone was sitting next to her, the person’s arm or leg was sure to be grabbed.

She was a talented massage therapist. Dolores attended school in Kennewick, WA, and graduated in 1990. She retired in 2012, after a severe fall prevented her from continuing. Her hands were strong and she was well known for her deep Swedish massage.

Dolores is survived by her husband Ed; two sons and one daughter, Gary (Mariann) Doeling, Barbara Scheen, and David (Clarine) Doeling, all of Carrington; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by one sister, Marilyn Norsby of Kent, WA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Tootie Pedersen; 2 brothers, Darryl and Dalton; and one son-in-law, Dave Scheen. It is with great comfort, they will all be together.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to be given to Carrington Health Center Diabetes Support Group.


PRAYER SERVICE: Thursday at 7PM in Evans FH, Carrington

FUNERAL SERVICE: Grace Lutheran Church, Carrrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:30AM

BURIAL: St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Bordulac, ND

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Name: Elaine

Date: 2/26/14

Message: I was so sorry to hear about Dolores. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. I hope that God's promise of a resurrection (John 5:28,29) along with your cherished memories of Dolores, will bring you comfort during this difficult time. I, with you, look forward to the fulfillment of God's original purpose for the earth when we can live forever on a peaceful earth along with our loved ones. - Psalms 37:9-11. Even death will be no more!-Revelation 21:3,4. May these promises be of comfort to you as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead.


Name: Muriel (Anderson) Tourtelotte

Date: 1/10/14

Message: I am sorry to hear of Dolores' passing. It was very nice seeing her in June at my dad's funeral and visiting with her. It's been many years since our families were neighbors at Bordulac, but I still have fond memories of that time. Thinking of you and keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. -Muriel-


Name: Dorothy (Subart) Hanson

Date: Feb 1 , 2014

Message:  Very sorry to hear of Dolores passing.  She was my 7and 8th grade student and always a wonderful  student and person and I enjoyed her so much.  She was always quiet, always studious  and always had everything correct  l  She was a student that I will never forget.  


Name: Virgil L Larson

Date: 1/28/14

Message: My memories of the Pedersen family go back to my days at country school. I and my wife Norma spent alot of time with Ed and Dolores in the early 50's. We did many things together.

My Sincerest Sympathy For Your Loss
Virgil Larson


Name: Susan Regan (Hedman)

Date: January 27, 2014

Message: I remember Dolores's bright smile and friendly personality. She was a beautiful person who touched the hearts of many people. My thoughts and prayer are with all family and friends who mourn her passing.


Name: Kathleen Davis

Date: 1-27-14

Message: I worked with Dolores at Holy Family and at the hospital way back when. I enjoyed working with her. She was a hard worker, great work ethic, helpful and a friend. We got along great then and alway afterwards. I enjoyed her massages, more than once and we'd visit and catch up. Celebrate her life with memories and stories. She was a blessing and will be missed.


Name: Shirley Ferber Pedley

Message: Dear Marilyn and family,

I was sorry to hear of Delores' passing. I last saw her at my dad's funeral. It was wonderful to see her after so long, and she was as pleasant and comforting as I had always remembered her to be. As I write this, I am also remembering how you and I used to walk to school together in New Rockford and how hospitable you and your husband were to Bev and me many years ago. Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you.

Shirley Ferber Pedley


Name: Kyle and Layne Smith

Date: 1/27/13

Message: May you all find peace and comfort at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Name: Cheryl D.

Date: 1/26/14

Message: My sympathy to the family. May God be with you and may loving memories fill your hearts with peace. Turning to God in prayer can be a source of true comfort. (Jeremiah 29:12,13)


Name: Vicki Rook

Date: 01/26/2014

Message: So sorry to hear of Aunt Dolores' passing. She will be greatly missed! I always looked forward to spending time with her when we traveled to ND. I'll always remember that she sang at my wedding and for my dad's memorial service. Her voice was like an angels and I imagine that she's in heaven singing and visiting with her friends.

David & Melissa send their condolences too.

Love to the family, Vicki, David, and Melissa Rook


Name: Jon Hedman

Date: 01/26/2014

Message: I fondly recall when Dolores "baby sat" for Susan and I when our parents went to the GTA conventions in St. Paul. 

was Carolyn there - I don't recall.

Our thoughts and prayers with both the Doeling and Peterson families.

Jon and Lois


Name: Bev Nilson (Lambrecht)

Date: 1/26/14

Message: Sorry to hear of your wife. I can remember babysitting the children and fixing her hair, those were some good memories. God be with you and also the family


Name: Raelene Schuh

Date: 1/26/14

Message: So sorry to hear of Delores' passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of loss.

Harvey and Raelene


Name: Diana Lambrecht

Date: 1-26-14

Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the family.  I remember the babysitting and fixing her hair every Sat.  God's blessing!


Name: Karen Meek (Lambrecht)

Date: Jan 25, 2014

Message: My condolences and sympathy to all the family.  Dolores was a special lady.  I remember all those babysitting days.  God be with you all.

Love Karen Meek(Lambrecht)

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