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Doretta M. Shorter


Wed, Oct 2nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Doretta M. Shorter, 76, of the Dover area, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Golden Living Center East in Rochester.

Doretta was born Oct. 15, 1936, in Chatfield, to William and Emma (Oldenburg) McBride. She attended school in Chatfield and graduated from high school in Spring Valley. At a New Year’s party in 1957, she met the love of her life, James. On Sept. 5, 1959, she married James Shorter at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chatfield. The couple farmed south of Dover. Doretta worked at Holm Brother’s Construction in Goodhue, and IBM. She was also a homemaker.

She was an active loving mother, grandmother and aunt. Doretta was in 4-H as a child, and was also a 4-H leader. She volunteered at Southeast Minnesota Resource Center in St. Charles.

She is survived by her husband, James; two sons, John Shorter of Lewiston and Bill Shorter of Faribault; one daughter, Linda (Craig) Hepburn of Anoka; three grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth McBride of Preston.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Wesley McBride and her infant grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Hepburn.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, with Pastor Ken Casey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.
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Posted in Chatfield Features

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Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

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