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Dorothy Sinkler

Dorothy Sinkler, age 94, of New Rockford, ND, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford.


Dorothy Ann Zink was born on May 28, 1921, on a farm near McHenry, ND, the daughter of August and Elsa (Kuchenbecker) Zink, one of 11 children. She grew up in the Lake Washington Township area, rural McHenry, and attended the Lake Washington School.  Dorothy then did housekeeping in the McHenry area.


She was united in marriage to Orville Sinkler on September 25, 1952, in Seattle, Washington. They lived in New Rockford following their marriage.   Dorothy did many jobs throughout her life, from waitressing, to café cooking, to working at Swift Company. Later in life, she cut and loaded iron for D & O Salvage, New Rockford, of which she was co-owner with her husband Orville. Orville passed away on October 13, 1997.


Dorothy was part of a country band for many years. She played bass and steel guitar, with several bands throughout her playing years. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards until she couldn’t hear well enough. She also spent many hours coloring felt pictures, doing word finds, and watching “The Price is Right” and car racing on TV. She enjoyed seeing her grandchildren, especially the babies.


Dorothy is survived by one son Ronald (Janet) Sinkler, New Rockford; and one daughter Beverly Parsons, Hot Springs, SD; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren. As well as two sisters-in-law, Gladys Zink and Gilda Zink, both of Port Angeles, WA; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband Orville, 6 brothers Harold, Art, Edward, Karl, Donny, and George; 4 sisters Eva Burger, Lola Osborn, Irene Egge, and Mary Jane Haley; and her son-in-law, Sam Parsons.




Evangelical Free Church, New Rockford, ND


Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00PM

Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND

Posted Condolences:




Name: Michelle Nelson

Message: I am sorry for your loss.   Losing a mother in death is such a difficult thing to experience.   Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible.   At John 5 : 28, 29 Jesus tells us that all those in the graves will hear his voice and come out. What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day. Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time.



Name: Michael Letner & Family

Date: Feb 23 2016

Message: Dear Sinkler Family & Relatives, we were sorry to hear about the passing of Dorothy. God Bless! 

Michael Letner Family