AITKIN — Delores Marie Dallman, age 73, of Aitkin, formerly of Garrison, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at her home.
Delores was born Sept. 29, 1939, in Minneapolis, the daughter of William and Edna (Carson) Allie. She attended schools in Minneapolis and then attended the Mound High School. In the mid 1960s she moved to Garrison and operated Dee’s Bait and Tackle shop for a number of years. She also worked for the Blue Goose for 31 years until she retired. She moved to Aitkin in 2010. She had sold real estate for a short time. She enjoyed researching her genealogy and took trips to find long lost relatives. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing and still holds the record within the family of having gotten the biggest deer and biggest fish. She loved her home in the woods and loved to feed and watch the birds and wildlife that roamed in her yard. She was a friend to many and loved to help others. She loved her children and grandchildren immensely, and especially loved to buy for them at Christmas time. She also loved to spend time with her sister Pat, going to garage sales and thrift stores. She loved a good bargain.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Dale Roeschlein, of Isla; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry Dallman, of Brainerd, Scott Dallman, of Brainerd, Jeff and Wendy Dallman, of Anoka, Dennis and Mary Lee Dallman, of Ironton; 10 grandchildren, Keli, John, Lance, Rachel, Brooke, Andrew, Micah, Emily, Nicholas and Brittany; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat (Jerry) Kristensen, Debbie Rice; two brothers, Billy Allie and Mark (Willow) Allie, all of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with the Rev. Larry Burg officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Garrison Cemetery in the spring of the year. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com