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Doris Ann (Partlow) Wolsky

Doris Ann (Gedrose) (Partlow) Wolsky passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, ND.

Doris Ann was born on February 27, 1937 in Fairville Township in Wells County, ND to Tannes and Hanna (Gudmestad) Gedrose.  Doris attended the Fairville #4 rural school house. She lived on the family farm northeast of Cathay, ND. Doris attended school until the 8th grade. She worked on the family farm. She later started working at the Carrington Hospital as a CNA and loved this job, because she loved taking care of people.

She met Wayne “Tuff” Partlow and they married on January 9, 1959 in Carrington.  They had two children, Tim and Sheryl.  Doris later worked at Seaburg Drug and Central Pharmacy for years and loved that job.  She loved helping people pick out that perfect gift and also enjoyed going on the buying trips for the store.  She enjoyed playing cards, having coffee with friends, and playing board games with her grandchildren.  But what she enjoyed the most was her family.  Getting together with brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and all extended family was the BEST for Doris.  She really enjoyed a good prank every chance she got. Tuff passed away in 1982.

On September 27, 1986 Doris married Jerry Wolsky.  They made their home at Arrowood National Wildlife Refuge.  After Jerry retired, they moved to Carrington, ND. Jerry passed away in 2021.

Doris is survived by her children, Tim (Lori) Partlow and Sheryl (Troy) Roundy; five grandchildren, Phillip Partlow, Samuel (Brianne) Partlow, William (Chelsea) Partlow, Cameron (Ellen) Roundy, Brittney (Thomas) Moravec; seven great-grandchildren, Rylee & August Partlow, Sutton & Stella Roundy, Kimber & Drake Moravec, and Freya Partlow; special niece, Cindy Wood, who she helped raise; sister, Elsie Robertsen; sisters-in-law, Lillian Gedrose, Marilyn Gedrose, Karen Partlow, Karen Wolsky; special friend, Barb Backer, many nieces and nephews, who meant the world to her; and Jerry’s children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne “Tuff” Partlow and Jerry Wolsky; parents, Tannes & Hanna Gedrose, Lester & Lola Partlow; sisters, Camilla, Tumina (Sverre) Melhus, Helen (Jack) Lilliheim; brothers, Elmer, Oscar, Clifford and Rueben (Delores); brothers-in-law, Anker Robertsen, Eldon Partlow, Gary Partlow, Howard (Eileen) Partlow; Jerry’s brothers and son,  Ron (Arlene) Wolsky, Leland Wolsky, Jay Wolsky.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Grace Lutheran Church, 95 1st St N, Carrington, ND 58421 or the Carrington Cemetery, PO Box 355, Carrington, ND 58421.


Doris’ Visitation will be Monday, from 1:00PM-7:00PM, with family present from 6:00PM-7:00PM, followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Doris’ Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 2:00PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

A Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Thoughts and prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss. Doris was a very nice person. Accept our deepest condolences.

  2. My heartfelt condolences to Doris’ family. I had the honor of knowing Doris through her sister, Tommy (NY). The entire family is wonderful, and Doris had an extra special personality, making everyone feel like the most important person in the room. I know she will be greatly missed. Condolences to the North Dakota family as well as Doris’ New York family.

  3. So sorry to here of Doris passing.
    We had a lot of laughs. Serving meals at the church hall. And enjoyed working with her at
    Seaborg drug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Your mom will br greatly missed. She could be very stern in opinions and most of the time she was correct.

  5. Sorry for your loss 😔

  6. So sorry for your loss, Doris was a wonderful person, God bless her memory and her family.

  7. Tim and Sheryl sorry for your loss. Remember good times at the Lake.

  8. The Partlow Family
    I am so sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. She was a real spit-fire. Always had a kind word. Prayers and Hugs to you all.

  9. Although I only met Doris once she made an impact on me. I am a very good friend of Cindy Wood and I just can’t say enough about how special I found her to be. She made everyone smile 😊 everywhere she went and had an AMAZING laugh! I will honestly never forget her zest for life and hope that I can live my life a bit more like she did. My thoughts will be with all of you during this difficult time.

  10. So sorry for your loss

  11. Doris had such a bubbly personality and enjoyed life. She was so sweet to always give updates on my mom. Prayers and our deepest sympathy to her loving family.

  12. Tim, Lori, Sheryl, Troy and family. Bon and I send our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your sweet mom. May her memory comfort you at this time. May the good Lord wrap you all in his arms and may you find comfort at this time.


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