BAXTER — Bernice S. Dorsey, 81, of Baxter, died on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany in Brainerd. A memorial service for Bernice will be Nov. 26, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, Minn. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour before the service.
Bernice was born on July 10, 1930, in Brainerd, Minn., to David and Emma (Haglin) Sandberg. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith. She graduated from Washington High School in 1947. Bernice married William E. Dorsey on Sept. 27, 1947, and that marriage was blessed with four children. After living in St. Paul, they moved to Park Rapids. Bernice worked for the Park Rapids Enterprise and as a legal secretary for James Wilson, Jay Mondry and Mark Thomason. She also worked in the office of the Hubbard County Clerk of Court. In 1977 she moved to Burnsville where Bernice also worked as a legal secretary for Wagner Falconer and Johnston, Ltd. until her retirement in 1992. Bernice moved back to Brainerd in 2005 to be close to her family. She enjoyed traveling with her brothers and sister to Europe, the Middle East and throughout the United States. Bernice had a passion for bridge, card games and board games. Then she enjoyed reading and following the Minnesota Vikings and Twins and especially spending time with family.
Bernice is survived by children, Jean (Robert) Mayberry, of Pillager, Minn., Edward (Carolyn) Dorsey, of Hubbard, Iowa, Linda (Dale) Grover, of Park Rapids, Minn., and James Dorsey, of Galena, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Dailey, of Brainerd, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Chad Grover; sister, Ruby Sandberg; brothers, Roy, Floyd, Adolph, Milton, Donald, Leon, Lyle and Charles Sandberg. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
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