PINE RIVER - Josephine Dashorst, age 86, formerly of Nisswa, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, Pine River. She was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Amsterdam, Holland, to Dirk and Johanna Joffer. In 1950, Josephine and her husband, Gerald, came to the United States from Holland. They owned and operated the Bee Hive in Nisswa during the 1960s. Later they built and operated Dashorst's Department Store in Pequot Lakes until retiring.
She is survived by her daughters, Josephine Marcum (Joe), of Pine River, Jenny Martin (Bernie), of North Dakota; grandchildren, Jason Marcum, Andrea Marcum, Michele Johnson; great-grandchildren, Misato Marcum and Kyosuke Marcum.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; and six sisters.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29, at Greenwood Cemetery in Nisswa with Pastor Wayne Peterson officiating. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.
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