The funeral service for Helen Dorsett will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Faith United Church of Christ in Bertha, with Pastor Dave Seaton presiding. Friends and neighbors are welcome to come to the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. With family by her side, Helen, age 96, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the Little Falls Care Center.
Helen was born March 22, 1921, near Howard, SD, to Wilbur and Vivian Fae (Elliot) Clites. She grew up in the Carthage area and graduated from Carthage High School in 1939. After graduation, Helen attended Wessington Spring College and taught in rural schools in South Dakota. She continued her education at Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD before moving to Ortley, SD, where she continued teaching.
She was united in marriage to Calvin Dorsett in 1944, and in 1957 they moved to Staples, MN. She continued teaching in rural schools until she received her Bachelors of Science degree from St. Cloud State in 1962. She then taught in the Bertha-Hewitt School until her retirement in 1985. She was active in the community belonging to Bible study groups, the Women's Club, Women's Guild, Teacher's Retirement Group, and was a senior representative to the Todd County Council for many years.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; her parents; 10 brothers and sisters; 1 grandson, Steve, and son-in-law, Gerald.
Helen will forever be remembered by her children, Emilee Jasmer of St. Cloud, Edwin (Nancy) Dorsett of Glyndon; brother, Duane (Janet) Clites of Litchfield; 3 sisters-in-law; 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Bertha, MN.
Arrangements by theSchullerFamily Funeral Homes & Cremation Services' Domian-Anderson Chapel, Wadena, MN. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)