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Dorine Sunderman

April 30, 1934 — July 20, 2023

Melrose, Minnesota

Dorine Sunderman

Dorine C. Sunderman, age 89 of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. A private inurnment will be held in the parish cemetery. The Mass will be live-streamed and can be found on St. Mary’s website.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Dorine Catherine Sunderman was born April 30, 1934 in Melrose, Minnesota to Joe and Kate (Althaus) Gieske. On July 6, 1955 she married Victor Sunderman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Dorine worked at the Melrose Hospital and was a cook at St. Mary’s School. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Christian Mothers. Dorine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved her flower garden, bird watching, and going on trips, even an occasional trip to the casino.

Survivors include her husband, Vic Sunderman of Melrose; children, Gary (Mary) Sunderman of St. Joseph, Mark (Karen) Sunderman of Melrose, and Kay (Phil) Rolfes of Albany; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian Goerdt of Melrose and Joannie Nathe of Anoka; brother, Jim Gieske of Melrose; brother-in-law, Bernie Sunderman of Isle; sister-in-law, Char Gieske of Anoka; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Pete and Chuck Gieske; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Gieske, Louise Gieske, Delores Bromen, Margie Sunderman, Mary Sunderman, Delores Sunderman, and Aurelia Sunderman; and brothers-in-law, Joe Goerdt, Dick Nathe, Hubert, Harry, and Roman Sunderman, and Jerry Bromen.

A special thanks to all the wonderful people that cared for Dorine in the short time she was at the Care Center.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, August 3, 2023

9:30 - 11:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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