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Dorothy Cihlar

December 2, 1925 — November 2, 2020

Alexandria, Minnesota

Dorothy Anna Cihlar, the daughter of Edmund and Clara (Klimek) Roers, was born in Leaf Mountain, MN on December 2, 1925. Dorothy attended country school through the eighth grade and then helped her uncle at his store in Urbank, MN. She worked at a restaurant in Alexandria before she met Henry Cihlar one evening at a local dance. They were united in marriage on November 13, 1944 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank, MN. Eight children were born to this union: Rodney, Larry, Mary Louise, Jerry, Irene, Rosalie, Annette, and Veronica. They lived on a farm near Lake Mary before moving to Alexandria. Dorothy stayed home to raise her children and tend to all their needs. When her youngest children reached their teens, Dorothy returned to the workplace working at Holiday grocery store where people loved to come in and get her delicious Dorothy’s donuts.

Dorothy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria and she was active with the Daughters of Isabella. She liked to play the guitar in her younger years and enjoyed listening to country music. She liked to play cards, embroider, and visit with her brothers and sisters. Dorothy loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her kind and gentle nature endeared her to all that met her. Many of her caregivers and regular visitors viewed her as one of their favorites.   She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dorothy A. Cihlar died on Monday, November 2, 2020 at her home at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria at the age of 94 years old. She is survived  by  her son, Larry (Kathy) Cihlar of Carlos; daughters, Mary Louise Cihlar of Alexandria, Rosalie Kessler of Bergland, MI, Annette (Greg) Retzlaff of Miltona, and Veronica (Roger) Baas of Long Prairie; grandchildren, Michael (Janet) Cihlar, Jill (Cory) Cihlar, Robert Keife, Stephen (Christy) Keife, Richard (Justin) Keife, Christine Cihlar, Pamela Cihlar, Misty (Dylan) Folkestad, and Nicholas (Billie) Retzlaff; great grandchildren, Ethan, Everett, William, Seren, Tiegan, Caleb, Conner, Lilyanna, Nathan, Claire, Otto, Oliver, Augustus, and Anndelle; son-in-law, Bob Keife of Houma, LA, brothers, Conrad Roers and Rollie (Jenny) Roers; sister, Adeline (Ronnie) Gust; sisters -in-law, Viann Roers, Gertrude Roers, and Elreen Roers.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Cihlar; daughter, Irene Keife; sons, Rodney Cihlar and Jerry Cihlar; grandson, Scott Retzlaff; brother; sisters; and son-in-law, Joe Kessler.

A visitation will take place on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alexandria, Minnesota. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, November 6, 2020

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St. Mary's Catholic Church

420 Irving St, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Friday, November 6, 2020

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